Skiing: Nagano's Hakuba to host World Cup Nordic combined next winter
Kyodo -- Mar 17
The village of Hakuba in Nagano Prefecture is expected to host a World Cup Nordic combined competition next winter for the first time in 15 seasons, an informed source said Thursday.

The event, in which athletes compete in ski jumping and cross-country skiing, will be held in the lead-up to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics scheduled to open in South Korea on Feb. 9 next year.

News source: Kyodo
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