Winter Olympics 2014: Your guide to Nordic combined

12-20 Feb at RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre

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What is it? A combination of ski jumping and cross-country. Athletes jump first to earn a head start in the 10km cross-country according to the distance they reach.

What do I need to know? It's the last men-only event in the Games.

Tell me something I don't know Samppa Lajunen won gold for Finland in 2002 – he was better known in his home country for being in a band. Their first hit was about the eating habits of ski jumpers.

GB chances No qualifiers.

One to watch The US-born Frenchman Jason Lamy-Chappuis is attempting to win back-to-back gold.