The Nordic combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in cross-country skiing and ski jumping.
Norwegian soldiers are known to have been competing in Nordic skiing since the 19th century. The first major competition in Nordic combined was held in 1892 in Oslo at the first Holmenkollen Ski Festival, an event still held annually. In Norway, popularity of the Holmenkollen, and Nordic combined in general, was great. It is still held in all Winter Olympics. There is currently no women's competition sanctioned by the International Ski Federation.