Jan 14 2022
Olympics Series: Ben Berend, Nordic Combined
Welcome to our special Olympics series, where we interview athletes who have climbed to the top of their field. Our guest today is Olympian Ben Berend, who competed in Nordic combined at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. Berend, who grew up in Steamboat, Colo., talks about how this strange combination sport of cross-country skiing and Nordic jumping evolved, what it was like to be a U.S. athlete at the Games, and who to watch in the February Games in Beijing.