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U.S. Nordic combined coach Dave Jarrett, right, watched Thursday afternoon’s Nordic combined flower ceremony at Whistler Olympic Park. Jarrett was joined by, from left, U.S. Ski Team Nordic Director John Farra and assistants Greg Poirier and Chris Gilbertson.

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