Action-packed Ski Jumping calendar in Norway | FIS Ski Jumping
Lahti 2017 World Championships are already in the books and the World Cup is ready to restart in Northern Europe with the first ever edition of RAW AIR, in other words a total of six competitions in ten days. Oslo (Team LH on Mar. 11 and LH on Mar. 12) and Trondheim (LH on Mar. 14) will host the first two stages. On the Ladies side, the 2016/17 season will come to an end on Sunday on the HS 134 Holmenkollbakken. 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.