By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Norway won Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team competition after overcoming the COVID-related loss of Jarl Magnus Riiber. The team led by four-time Olympic gold medalist Joergen Graabak pulled away late in the cross-country race to win by 54.9 seconds. It was an impressive result after Riiber went home earlier in the day. Germany won silver for its sixth straight Olympic medal in the team event. Japan finished third. It was the country’s first Olympic medal in a Nordic combined competition since winning gold at the 1994 Lillehammer Games.