Little-known fact: The two-part Nordic combined event changed in 1988 when it adopted the Gundersen method. The farther an athlete jumps, the bigger head start he gets in the ensuing cross-country race.
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL (LARGE HILL)
When: Feb. 18.
Best of the U.S.: A veteran of World Cup competition, Bryan Fletcher qualified for Vancouver but withdrew with an injury. He was replaced by his brother, Taylor.
Best of the rest: Olympic bronze medalist Eric Frenzel of Germany stood atop the international rankings.