Ski Jumping Tour extends stay in Poland and Japan | FIS Ski Jumping
The Men’s World Ski Jumping Cup is returning to Zakopane and Kamil Stoch is the brightest hope for local fans. The Polish number one swept last weekend’s stage in Wisla and extended his lead in the overall standings. Two competitions are scheduled on the Wielka Krokiew large hill: a team event on Saturday and the individual on Sunday. Ladies World Cup leader Sara Takanashi didn’t’ perform at her best in Sapporo and will aim for revenge in Zao. The Japanese winter resort will host a pair of NH events on Friday and Saturday. 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. For further information about FIS Ski Jumping: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: FIS: 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.
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