Jason Myslicki, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, is a two-time Olympian in the sport of Nordic combined. Competing at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, he finished 41st in both the normal and large hill events. Four years later in Vancouver, Myslicki was the lone Canadian in the sport and finished 45th in the normal hill and 44th in the large hill.
Jason is a long-time veteran and leader in Nordic combined, competing in his first World Cup and World Championship in 1999. He has competed in four World Championships, with his top result being 33rd in Val di Fiemme, Italy in 2003. Among the World Cup seasons, Myslicki’s best result was 23rd in 2009 in Chaux Neuve, France.
After the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Myslicki retired from the sport and tried competitive speed skating. But the prospect of competing at a “Home Games” in Canada lured him back to Nordic combined, to which he returned in the spring of 2008. He believed that the fact the first day of 2010 Olympic competition would fall on what would have been his late father’s 80th birthday was a sign that he should be in Vancouver. As the 2010 competition concluded, Myslicki said: “I am proud of the journey I took. I hope it sets a standard for future Nordic combined athletes here in Canada.”
Jason is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He was also a member of the Canadian Olympic Mission Team this past summer at the London 2012 Olympic Games.