RAW AIR at full swing in Norway | FIS Ski Jumping

14 March 2017 13:38

The first ever edition of this no break ten-day tournament for men in ski jumping and ski flying held in Norway will start the second half in Trondheim with a Large Hill competition under the lights on Granåsen HS 140 hill on Thursday, March 16th. The fourth and last stage will take place on the HS 225 ski flying hill in Vikersund with a team competition and a FH event on March 18-19th.

Ski Jumping originated in the 18th century, back then farmers in the Norwegian province of Telemark used small hills on alpine slopes for short jumps. With time, the interest and the enthusiasm for this new discipline rose and Ski Jumping became a sport of its own. Today Ski Jumping is one of the most popular disciplines in winter sports. Around the world fans gather to watch athletes soar through the air at competitions. At the moment this fascinating sport is practiced in about 20 countries on the World-Cup level. Ski jumping was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1924.

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As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.