At the Winter Olympics, two individual elements of the alpine skiing program are put together for the combined event.
That begins Wednesday night in Beijing, the top men’s skiers in the world take on the downhill and part of the combined competition slalom courses.
At the Games, competitors already have a taste of the downhill course since that was the first-ever event of the men’s program.
Downhill is the first of the two disciplines, and it will take place in the combined competition. In early Thursday morning, two runs on the slalom course will; take place according to Eastern Time.
As the individual events, the contenders for the combined competition may not be the same. A decent time in the other, Success comes down to either consistency on both courses or a standout run in one event.
For example, most of the top downhill racers and slalom skiers in the alternative discipline; are not great. Being at the top of the leaderboard could lead to more all-around skiers; instead of event specialists.
Men’s Combined contest Information.
Downhill: Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. ET
Slalom: Thursday, 1:15 a.m. ET
You can watch these events can be live-streamed on NBCOlympics.com and Peacock