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Olympic trials set for Park City

USSA News Bureau Spots for Sochi will be on the line Dec. 28-29 when the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials for ski jumping and Nordic combined come to the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson, shown with her gold medal from the 2013 Nordic World Championships, will be among the top contenders at the U.S. Olympic Trials Dec. 28-29 in her hometown of Park City. Sarah Brunson/USSA

The events will be broadcast on NBC and will include live coverage of ski jumping, featuring the historic first Olympic Trials for women and a fresh look at the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team that won four medals in Vancouver.

Among the top contenders will be Olympic Nordic combined champion Billy Demong and world champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson. The winner of each event will be nominated for the U.S. Olympic Team.

"I have watched my older teammates fight to get women’s ski jumping into the Games and it would be a huge honor to be a part of this first gender-equal Olympics," Hendrickson said. "As we look forward to December and the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials that will be hosted in Park City, I only get more excited and dedicated to work hard until that moment. It has been a huge dream of mine to make the team and it will be far from easy."