Willingen set to welcome Ski Jumping world’s best | FIS Ski Jumping
On Jan. 28-29 the Ski Jumping up to 100,000 fans will flock to the Hessian town of Willingen to celebrate the 2017 World Cup stage on the revered HS145 Mühlenkopfschanze, the world's biggest jumping slope for large hill competitions. The upcoming World Cup stage on the German soil will feature a Team LH competition on Saturday and the Individual on Sunday. Poland’s Kamil Stoch has now won four straight events while athletes from host nation, Austrians and Norwegians will aim to stop his hot streak. 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: http://www.fisskijumping.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Berkutschi.Skijumping Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FISskijumping 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.