Ski Jumping World Cup to conclude in Planica | FIS Ski Jumping
The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Finals will represent the peak of season in Planica and in the whole of Slovenia. 30 events are already in the books and from March 24th to 26th tens of thousands of loud fans will gather and cheer for the athletes at the foot of the Letalnica bratov Gorišek HS 225 flying hill. Two individuals competitions will take place on Friday and Sunday with a Team event in between on Saturday. Stefan Kraft and Kamil Stoch will be fighting for the overall title with the Austrian to lead his rival by 31 points after the RAW AIR. 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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