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  Nordic Culture > Ski Jumping in Holmenkollen, Norway - Scandinavica.com
Holmenkollen has held the World Championships in 1930, 1952, 1966 and 1982, and the Winter Olympic Games in 1952, when 101,400 people paid to watch the jumping and another 40,000 packed the viewpoint of the Gratishaug Hill.
Originally, the Holmenkollen ski jump was made from tree branches and sprigs that had been covered by snow, and the longest jump was 21,5 meters.
In addition, Holmenkollen is the scene of a number of cultural events, of which the best-known is the Summer Concert, broadcast to several countries.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/sports/holmenkollen.htm   (994 words)

  Holmenkollen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Holmenkollen is a hilly area in the outskirts of Norway's capital Oslo (within the city's area proper).
The Holmenkollen weekend, in March every year, is one of the most important annual sports events in Norway, with the men's 50 km cross-country skiing and the ski jump competition as the highlights.
As a national symbol Holmenkollen is one of Norway's most visited tourist spots, with a ski museum (opened in 1923) and the hill tower as the main attractions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Holmenkollen   (793 words)

 Holmenkollen ski jump - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Holmenkollen.
The Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway at the arena of the 1952 Winter Olympic Games, is the place where the first ski jump took place.The first competition was on January 31, 1892.
Watched by a crowd of 10,000, the length achieved by the winner, Svein Sollid from Morgedal in Telemark, was 21.5 meters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Holmenkollen_ski_jump   (201 words)

 Holmenkollen: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Holmenkollen is a hilly area in the outskirts of Norway[For more info, click on this link]'s capital Oslo Oslo quick summary:
Holmenkollen was part of the arena for the VI Olympic Winter Games[For more info, click on this link] in 1952.
Holmenkollen was also the host arena of the 1982 Nordic skiing World Championship, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ho/holmenkollen.htm   (368 words)

Holmenkollen is the gateway to the forest surrounding Oslo, Marka which has miles and miles of prepared cross-country ski tracks.
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump holds an important part in the Norwegian and international history of skiing, and is for many the main symbol of international ski sport.
Holmenkollen Restaurant was build in 1892 and can offer some of the nicest facilities in town and a priceless view.
www.gonorway.no /norway/sidevisning.php?id=158   (1333 words)

 The Urinals of Holmenkollen Park Hotel
The Holmenkollen Park Hotel is located next to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Holmenkollen, Norway.
Winter is naturally high season at Holmenkollen, when the arena is dominated by ski-jumping, cross-country skiing, ski orienteering, dog-driving, parallel slalom, winter games for the deaf and the Holmenkollen Ski Festival.
But Holmenkollen is also a summer atraction and people come here for every kind of outdoor recreation: swimming, cross-country running, marathon, orienteering, cycle races, motocross, fishing contests, summer ski jumping and freestyle, dog and horse shows.
www.urinal.net /holmenkollen   (201 words)

 Holmenkollen - Official Travel Guide to Norway - visitnorway.com
Holmenkollen is situated at the very top of Oslo and acts as a gateway to the forests that surround the capital.
Holmenkollen is home to one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway: The Holmenkollen ski jump.
At Holmenkollen you will also find the world's oldest ski museum and a ski simulator where you can feel for yourself what it is like to ski jump in Holmenkollen and run downhill at Kvitfjell.
www.visitnorway.com /MWTemplates/QWFeature.aspx?id=175813   (179 words)

 Skiforeningen - Holmenkollen
I 2011 vil Holmenkollen nok en gang være i verdens søkelys: Da arrangeres FIS VM i nordiske grener her!
I går kom den gledelige meldingen fra Kultur- og Kirkedepartementet om at de gir 5,6 millioner i tilskudd til tilbygg ved Skimuseet her i Holmenkollen.
Holmenkollen regnes å være en av verdens 3 mest berømte idrettsarenaer!
www.skiforeningen.no /hk   (349 words)

 Holmenkollen, Norway
A pleasant excursion from Oslo is to Holmenkollen (371m/1217ft), the wooded range of hills northwest of the city, which attracts large numbers of visitors for the sake of the views it offers.
Holmenkollen is part of the Nordmarka, in winter Oslo's favorite skiing area.
By car, Holmenkollen is best reached by leaving Oslo on Drammensveien, turning right into Frognerveien, continuing alongside Frognerpark on Kirkeveien and then turning left at the junction with Valkyriegate.
www.planetware.com /oslo/holmenkollen-n-osl-holm.htm   (156 words)

 Holmenkollen Ski Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bjørn Dæhli has been forced to retire and Bjarte Engen Vik has decided to rest on his laurels, but they are the only the latest in a long line of champions who have brought excitement to the world and fame to Norway, as well as making the country a skiing nation to be reckoned with.
We will also see how others have used skis as a means of transport to and from both the North and South Poles, gaining respect and honour for themselves and their country in the process of battling the elements.
For those wishing to travel to Holmenkollen by Public Transport there are two "trikker/trams" which seem to be convenient,from Majorstua Station : Line 1 to Frognerseteren leaving Majorstua Station at 17.28 and 17.43.
www.cally.org /Meetings/2001_06_14.htm   (307 words)

 Destinasjon Holmenkollen
Destination Holmenkollen is the starting point for a number of footpaths.
Holmenkollen is an unique arena with both outdoor- and indoor facilities.
We offer everything from ”kick offs” and conferences, to summer- and wintergames, fairs, outdoor activities and concerts as well as parties and jubilees.
holmenkollen.wp.karbon.no /index.jsp?SDP_CHANGE_USERLANG=en   (140 words)

Holmenkollen Restaurant lies only 20 minutes from the centre of Oslo at the very top of Oslo acts as a gateway to the Marka forest.
The hotel is surrounded by open spaces and hills, and is situated next to the Holmenkollen Ski Arena.
Holmenkollen is home to Norway´s most visited tourist attractions.
www.gonorway.no /norway/sidevisning.php?id=160   (408 words)

 Holmenkollen - Derick Rethans
Every year there is a ski jumping event in Oslo, at the Holmenkollen venue.
Normally Holmenkollen is always very foggy, but this year there was excellent weather: "warm" and sunny.
We were a bit early so had to wait a bit but atleast there were some performances to get the audience going.
derickrethans.nl /holmenkollen.php   (224 words)

 Cross Country Skiing at Holmenkollen - 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
These photographs were taken on 4 Febuary 2003 at Holmenkollen near Olso, Norway.
Holmenkollen is a large cross country ski area, with over 2,600 km of cross-country ski trails.
Holmenkollen is just to the north of the center of Olso and is reachable using the city's subway system.
softxs.ch /alan/sport/xc-oslo   (68 words)

 Holmenkollen wins national honors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Oslo's venerable Holmenkollen Ski Jump has emerged on top as Norway's so-called "national ski jump site." Holmenkollen was chosen over ski jumps in Lillehammer and Trondheim, but in practice, all will still attract events.
The ski jump at Holmenkollen can be seen from all over the Oslo area.
Tradition alone has always held Holmenkollen in a class of its own, even though the jump at Lillehammer, for example, is far more modern.
www.aftenposten.no /english/sports/article536704.ece?service=print   (213 words)

 Amazon.com: Dale of Norway Holmenkollen Zip Neck Sweater: Apparel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Holmenkollen is a place to go on beautiful winter Sundays to watch ski jump competitions.
The inspiration for the Holmenkollen design is from beloved King Olav V's sweater, which includes nostalgic, crisp eight leaf roses and solid stripes, typical for the 1950's.
Holmenkollen high zip neck sweater is part of Dale of Norway's Classic collection, which contains cardigans and sweaters with authentic and classic Norwegian designs.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009M99Q?v=glance   (614 words)

 Adelsman's Cross-Country Ski Page: Racing
UNITY AT HOLMENKOLLEN: The nordic ski leaders met at Holmenkollen yesterday.
Holmenkollen (Oslo, Norway) -- The future of cross country skiing looks much brighter following the meeting of four of the most influential men in nordic skiing.
With the venue of Holmenkollen as their backdrop, the four men contemplated the details of the newly formed nordic cup, including the venues of Lahti, Trondheim, Falun, and Holmenkollen.
www.skinnyski.com /racing/articles/intlracing6.html   (658 words)

 Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica hotel Oslo - Kongevejen 26
Nestled in the beautiful countryside, the Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica, immediately envelopes guests with its aura of tranquility and serenity.
Impressively set in a hillside location, Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica affords guests a magnificent view of the City of Oslo from an altitude of 350 meters.
The Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica is a 10-minute walk to the nearest metro station and bus stop.
www.hotelviews.net /Norway/OSLO/HOLMENKOLLEN_PARK_HOTEL_RICA   (324 words)

 Holmenkollen Restaurant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Holmenkollen Restaurant can offer some of the nicest facilities in town and a priceless view.
Whether you wish bring your business partners for lunch or dinner in our restaurant, wish to arrange a party in the unique banqueting hall, or simply feel like a cup of coffee and something to chew on, you are in safe hands at Holmenkollen Restaurant.
Holmenkollen Restaurant, Holmenkollenveien 119, 0787 OSLO - Tlf.
www.holmenkollen-restaurant.oslo.no /index_eng.lasso   (181 words)

 The Holmenkollen Ski Museum, Oslo, Oslo - lastminute.com
This is the oldest ski museum in the world, situated inside the actual fundaments of the Holmenkollen ski jump.
Its exhibits cover the entire known history of skiing, from 4000-year-old rock carvings depicting little prehistoric stick-men with skis on their feet to the most advanced, high-tech modern armaments of the connoisseur.
Today it is part of the Holmenkollen Tourist and Cultural centre, where you can also experience high-tech ski simulators and buy ski memorabilia from the two souvenir shops.
www.lastminute.com /site/find/World/Europe/Norway/Oslo/Oslo/WOW-Attraction-30437.html   (785 words)

 Holmenkollen fog beaten - Aftenposten.no   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Last year fog tormented biathlon organizers at Oslo's Holmenkollen, but an accidental discovery may have solved this problem for good.
The biathlon World Cup will be held in Holmenkollen in two weeks time, and organizers are worried again.
In 2000 the men's relay had to be cancelled due to fog, and the problem has plagued other events since.
www.aftenposten.no /english/sports/article919605.ece   (514 words)

 Holmenkollen 2009 // Candidate World Ski Championships
With eagerness and excitement we are waiting for the decision to be made on 3rd June.
Here are some headlines, some reasons to choose Holmenkollen, Oslo as host for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009.
Holmenkollen, Oslo and Norway would like to welcome world skiing enthusiasts back to where it all began.
www.skiforbundet.no /ski/vm2009   (198 words)

 IgoUgo: Oslo Attractions, Oslo Festivals, Things To Do In Oslo
Holmenkollen is located about 35 minutes outside of Oslo.
Holmenkollen is perhaps the best place to get a striking panoramic view of the city of Oslo and the surrounding fjord.
The landing area at the base of the jump is filled with water, a stage is placed near and it is used for open air concerts and recitals.
www.igougo.com /planning/journalEntryActivity.asp?type=2&entryID=6922   (556 words)

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Sitting about 1500 feet above Oslo, the Holmenkollen's trails overlook the city and are undoubtedly, the most famous cross country ski trails in the world.
Needless to say, the Holmenkollen is the Lambeau Field and Mount Everest of nordic skiing.
Once in Oslo, getting to the Holmenkollen is easy, just find the world class ski jump, which is visible from just about anywhere in the city and aim your car there.
www.xcskiworld.com /news/Features/Tegeder/Tegeder.htm   (588 words)

 Fischer-Ski News - RACING / Björgen and Veerpalu win at Holmenkollen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Being ill after the World Championships in Oberstdorf Marit Björgen (Fischer ski and boots) is back in the very top.
The winner of the overall World Cup this year is Hannu Manninen (FIN) ahead of Ronny Ackermann of Germany.
Further Fischer athletes among the 10 best in the overall World Cup are Björn Kircheisen (GER) on the 6th and Petter Tande (NOR) on the 7th spot.
www.fischer-ski.com /en/news.php?show=detail&id_news=335   (348 words)

 CBC Sports: Malysz wins ski jump in Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Adam Malysz of Po land won a ski jumping event Sunday at Holmenkollen in Norway, marking his fourth victory at this venue.
Malysz's earlier wins at Holmenkollen came in 1996, 2001 and '03.
Malysz had considered retirement at the end of the season, but said Sunday that he'll compete for another four years.
www.cbc.ca /story/sports/national/2006/03/12/Sports/malysz_skijump060312.html   (169 words)

 Student Travel Information & Discounts - Events: The Holmenkollen Ski Museum (Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower, Oslo, ...
This is the oldest ski museum in the world, situated inside the actual fundaments of the Holmenkollen ski jump.
Its exhibits cover the entire known history of skiing, from 4000-year-old rock carvings depicting little prehistoric stick-men with skis on their feet to the most advanced, high-tech modern armaments of the connoisseur.
Today it is part of the Holmenkollen Tourist and Cultural centre, where you can also experience high-tech ski simulators and buy ski memorabilia from the two souvenir shops.
www.istc.org /sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=30437   (269 words)

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