The four smallest hills, up to K-85, share a common outrun area and shuttle chairlift. A K-120 stands a couple of hundred meters to the west with its outrun ringed with stands and buildings housing offices and shops. The big hill was not used for the IMC, but the outrun area served as the site for an evening cookout, the start-finish of the cross country, and awards for the final day's events. It was also used for the opening ceremonies with the parade of nations, led by young flag bearers in traditional garb of the region.
Competitors arriving early in the week were greeted by very warm weather, soft sticky snow, and puddles on the outrun. Each day, it got a few degrees cooler so that by tournament time, the ski conditions were quite good. Organizers struggled but heroic efforts finally produced a two kilometer loop for the final day's cross country race.
Again, the banquet preceded the big hill jumping, and was held in a brand new lodge constructed of huge logs in the traditional local fashion. All awards were saved for the banquet. Hosts and musicians appeared in traditional costumes.
Competitors seemed confused by the early small hill events. On Feb. 10, a jump was held on the 30 and 35 meter hills, limited to skiers over 50 years old. Its results were used for the older Nordic Combined skiers. However, special jump medals were awarded for this event. (The results of this meet are shown below in the far right column.) The next morning, another small hill jump ran on the 35 meter hill, open to all age groups. Many of the oldest skiers assumed that they had already had their chance on the small hill and did not enter on the second day.
35 meter (K) 65 meter (K) 85 meter (K) Nordic Combined 30 meter (K) Cl. 11 1. Olai Lie NOR 80-84 2. Cl. 9 1. Odd Aarnes NOR Olav Malin NOR Olav Malin NOR 70-74 2. Olav Malin NOR Illarion Mukchartov RUS Odd Aarnes NOR 3. Leif Pedersen NOR Leif Pedersen NOR Cl. 6 1. Ingvart Tornangen NOR Ingvart Tornangen SWE Don West USA Aarne Lintulahti FIN Aarne Kuisma FIN 55-59 2. Henning Engh NOR Kurt Elima SWE Teuvo Koljonen FIN Ingvart Tornangen NOR 3. Allan Andersen NOR Martti Lamminpaa FIN Anatoli Tchistiakov RUS Martti Lamminpaa FIN Cl. 5 1. Ake Saloniemi SWE Guttorm Bakke NOR Guttorm Bakke NOR Reidar Finnanger NOR Ake Saloniemi SWE 50-54 2. Teuvo Hokkanen FIN Antti Kokkonen FIN Antti Kokkonen FIN Erkki Muhonen FIN Reidar Finnanger NOR 3. Erkki Muhonen FIN Ake Saloniemi SWE Reidar Finnanger NOR Ake Saloniemi SWE Erkki Muhonen FIN Cl. 4 1. Taisto Tolvanen FIN Anat. Govorukchin RUS Anat. Govorukchin RUS Anat. Govorukchin RUS 45-49 2. Kalevi Neuvonen FIN Boris Shvetsov RUS Jan-Willy Oskal NOR Viktor Kolpakov RUS 3. Matti Kaseva FIN Taisto Tolvanen FIN Aatto Lamminpaa FIN Jan-Willy Oskal NOR Cl. 3 1. Arsi Sjogren FIN Chris Berggrav NOR Vladimir Frolov RUS Chris Berggrav NOR 40-44 2. Mikhail Piroskov RUS Arsi Sjogren FIN Arsi Sjogren FIN Arkadi Pavlov RUS 3. Hannu Kohtala FIN Juhani Huida FIN Chris Berggrav NOR Lars Ulleberg NOR Cl. 2 1. Nils O. Kongsvik NOR Nils O. Kongsvik NOR Nils O. Kongsvik NOR Leonard Vologianin RUS 35-39 2. Arne Jorgensen NOR S. Tcherviakov RUS Veijo Stranden FIN S. Tcherviakov RUS 3. Paal P. Tangen NOR Veijo Stranden FIN Paal P. Tangen NOR Paal P. Tangen NOR Cl. 1 1. Geir R.Lislegaard NOR Raimo Tuovinen FIN Raimo Tuovinen FIN Raimo Tuovinen FIN 30-34 2. Grigori Kopylov RUS Grigori Kopylov RUS Grigori Kopylov RUS Markku Jantunen FIN 3. Ove Johansson SWE Jussi Tapio FIN Jussi Tapio FIN Geir R. Lislegaard NOR
That's all for IMC 1995, now on to the USA for IMC 1996, ...
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