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Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane jumps in Saturday's Nordic combined training at the Whistler Olympic Park . Spillane and his teammates on the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team are busy preparing for their first event, the normal hill individual Gundersen, which will take place today.

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He was less than 24 hours from one of the biggest races of his life, but U.S. Nordic combined skier Billy Demong wasn’t about to let the anticipation keep him awake Saturday night. Today's normal hill individual Gundersen event begins with the jumping portion at 11 a.m. The cross-country portion begins at 2:45 p.m. MST. NBC television coverage begins at noon today.

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