Ski Jumping to split between Japan and Slovenia | FIS Ski Jumping
Men’s Tour will resume in a few days in Sapporo with a pair of Large Hill competitions scheduled on Feb. 11-12 on the Okurayama HS 134. Daniel Andre Tande and Oberstdorf King Stefan Kraft will try to narrow the gap to overall leader Kamil Stoch. A couple of normal hill events will take place on the same dates on a new integrated ice-ceramic in-run track in Ljubno. Japanese superstar Sara Takanashi swept last week’s competitions in Hinzenbach and is closing in on her 4th overall title. 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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