Nathalie Armbruster, who is only 17, and Vinzenz Geiger (25) carry the flag at the opening ceremony of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica, Slovenia.

The German Ski Association (DSV) provided information about the flag-bearer duo from Nordic combined a few hours before the opening, which will take place at 8:23 p.m., appropriate to the year. Armbruster has made it onto the podium in eight out of ten World Cup races this winter. Geiger became individual Olympic champion a year ago in Beijing and is considered a medal contender in a total of four decisions in Planica.