=== Nordic combined postponed ===
 
 Pragelato,  Italy  (Sports Network)  -  The  nordic  combined team  event  was
 postponed Wednesday because of windy  conditions.  It has been rescheduled for
 Thursday.
 
 The  competition features  two  rounds of  ski jumping  by  four team  members
 followed by a 4x5 kilometer cross country race.
 
 The  first  round of ski jumping  was completed with Germany holding the lead,
 but  the  wind intensified  and forced  the second round  to be delayed. After
 about  90 minutes  it  was decided  to  postpone the  remainder  of the  day's
 competition.
 
 First-round results from the jumping will stand  and Germany posted a score of
 464.5 points behind the anchor of individual gold medal winner Georg Hettich.
 
 Austria,  led by silver medalist Felix Gottwald,  is second with 453.4 points.
 Russia was third,  surprisingly ahead of  world champion Finland  by less than
 six points.
 
 The United States  ranked eighth after the  first round of jumping  with 409.9
 points.
 
 02/15 09:22:02 ET

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