Boosting the atmosphere for the 4-Hills Tournament | FIS Ski Jumping
Countdown has started ahead of the 66th edition of this event. The 1st leg will take place on Dec. 30 at Oberstdorf's Erdinger Arena, one of the most impressive ski-jumping stadium in the world, located directly below the HS 137 Schattenberg schanze. The 2nd leg is slated to take place as usual on New Year's Day on the HS 140 Grosse Olympiaschanze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 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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