orda2.jpgLake Placid, NY - The road to Vancouver and the 2010 Winter Games continues to make its way through Lake Placid, N.Y. when 54 athletes from 13 countries compete in the FIS Continental Cup Nordic Combined event being held, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19-20. Several countries, including the United States, will try to qualify athletes for February's Games. Eleven athletes from the U.S. will battle it out for two remaining Olympic team positions. Media interested in attending the FIS Continental Cup Nordic Combined event are encouraged to contact Jon Lundin, ORDA public relations coordinator, at 518.523.1655 ext. 213, or through e-mail, jlundin@orda.org. WHO: 54 athletes from 13 countries, including Austria's Felix Gottwald and Finland's Hannu Manninen.  Gottwald is a six-time Olympic medalist and eight-time world championship medalist, while Manninen has captured three Olympic medals, 45-career World Cup victories and six world championship medals. WHAT: FIS Continental Cup Nordic Combined racing, combining 90-meter ski jumping and Nordic skiing. WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19-20.  Competition begins both days with ski jumping, at 10 a.m., followed by cross country ski racing, at 2 p.m. WHERE: Olympic Jumping Complex, route 73, Lake Placid, N.Y., Olympic Sports Complex, route 73, Lake Placid, N.Y.


CONTACT: Jon Lundin jlundin@orda.org (518) 523-1655, ext. 213