Calendars and rule modifications confirmed at FIS Congress
The ski jumping competition calendars for the upcoming summer and winter, and details concerning rule changes resp. the testing periods were announced by the International Ski Federation at the FIS Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The updated calendars are published here:
New competition format for Ski Flying (tested during the Grand Prix 2014):
- Allowed to start are:
Competitors, who have gained at least one World Cup point (this restriction will be applied for Ski Flying events only, not for the test events).
- Qualification round
The qualification round reduces the number of participants to 40 (during the test events to 48).
The qualification round will be carried out with 10 athletes pre-qualified in the same way as up to now with the following conditions:
- The total points achieved are decisive for the seeding of the start order of the first competition round.
- The total points achieved are taken to the first competition round.
- Start order and format for the first competition round
The 40 (48 at test events) athletes will be seeded equally into 4 groups according to the reverse order of the qualification round. Each group therefore consists of 10 (12 at test events) athletes. The six best athletes per group qualify for the final round.
- Final round
Only the top 24 athletes (4 x 6) qualify for the final; All point scores (qualification and first competition round) will be taken to the final round; The competitors start with the same start number but in reverse order of the total point score.
- Final result
The total score of all three rounds (qualification, first competition round, final round) will count for the final result. In case of a cancellation of the final round, the total score of the two rounds.
World Cup Rules Ladies 2014/2015
Competition Mode and Starting Order:
Qualification round: The qualification round reduces the number of participants to 40.
The Organizing Committee must provide prize-money of at least the following amount in Swiss Francs (CHF) per competition: Individual competition: CHF 19’890.--, divided between the top 20 athletes (CHF 30,-- per World Cup point achieved)
Continental Cup Rules Men 2014/2015
The number of participants will be calculated periodically according to the Continental Ranking List (CRL).
Basis for the calculation:
- the top 50 competitors in the CRL;
- each nation with less than 3 athletes in the nations quota or without nations quota is entitled to enter up to 3 athletes as a maximum;
- the host nation has the right to enter an additional National Group of 6 athletes;
- the maximum starting quota of the host nation can therefore be 12, however, all other participating nations up to a maximum quota of 6 athletes.
Continental Cup Rules Ladies 2014/2015
Each National Ski Association can enter a maximum of 6 jumpers. The host nation has the right to enter an additional National Group of 6 athletes.
Specifications for Competition Equipment
Ski Jumping suits:
The structure of the surface of the material and the composition of the material for all parts of the suit must be the same. The only exceptions are different colours of the same material. The thickness of the suit may not exeed 6.0 mm, nor be less than 4.0 mm.
The use of crash helmets is compulsory for all events. The shape of the helmet must conform to the shape of the head. The shell and padding shall completely cover the head and ears. The shell does not need to extend to the ears which shall however be adequately covered and protected (soft ear padding permitted). The distance measured at any point between the outside surface of the helmet and the head shall not exceed 7 cm. The surface (shell) of the helmet shall be smooth for safety reasons. Helmets with visors or integrated face shields, detachable or not are not permitted.