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Topic: Ski jumping

  Ski jumping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ski jumping is a winter sport in which skiers go down a hill with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible.
Ski jumping is one of the two elements in the Nordic combined sport.
Ski jumping is popular among spectators and TV audiences in Scandinavia and Central Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ski_jumping   (816 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: What You'll Need to Know About Ski Jumping
Jumping skis are 1½ times as wide as Alpine skis and weigh as much as 16 pounds.
Jumping distances grew dramatically between the first major jumping event in Oslo in 1879, during which the winner made a 66-foot jump, and 20 years later, when that distance almost doubled to 117 feet.
Ski jumping has been included in the Winter Olympic Games since they began in 1924 in Chamonix, France, but it was not until 1964 that the large hill competition was introduced to accompany the normal hill event.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/longterm/olympics1998/sport/nordic/articles/jump.htm   (1048 words)

 The Sports Network - Olympics
The shape of his legs forced his skis apart in the front, forming a V. Other skiers took to imitating him, and found they could increase their distance by 3 m to 5 m on the Normal Hill, and by 5 m to 15 m on the Large Hill.
Ski Jumping Schedule -------------------- Event Date (1998) Time (JST) ----- ----------- ---------- K=90 Feb 11 9:30 K=120 Feb 15 9:30 K=120 (Team) Feb 17 9:30 Ski Jumping Venue ----------------- Ski Jumping Stadium Happo, Hakuba Ski Jumping events will be held at the Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium in Happo, Hakuba.
The ski jumps are located at the southern end of the Happo'one Ski Area, the site for the Downhill and Super-G events.
www.sportsnetwork.com /?c=sportsnetwork&page=olymp/events/olympics-ski-jumping.htm   (507 words)

 Ski Jumping
In 1989, a jumper revolutionized jumping by holding his skis in a large V with the open end pointed forward.
The lift produced by ski jumpers is affected by the angle at which oncoming air hits their skis.
Ski jumpers are always changing the position of their bodies during the jump to minimize air resistance.
www.reachoutmichigan.org /funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/newton/skijumping07.html   (1236 words)

 Olympic Ski Jumping Links
Ski jumping originated in the 1860's when the father of the sport, Norway's Sondre Norheim, jumped 30 meters over a rock without the benefit of poles.
Skis may have a maximum length of 146% of the total body height of the competitor.
The ski is attached to the boot by a cord that prevents wobbling of skis during flight.
www.sirlinksalot.net /skijumping.html   (409 words)

 Michigan's long history of ski jumping
Skiing quite possibly is the oldest sport known to man. (Picture a clever caveman tying some old mastadon ribs to his feet and scooting around the mountains.)
But the most spectacular forms of skiing clearly are ski jumping and ski flying, thrilling not only to the jumper but to those spectators who brave the cold to marvel at the sight.
In ski jumping, the jumper follows the curve of the hill, usually no more than 10 feet off the ground, while fliers aim for much greater heights and distances.
info.detnews.com /history/story/index.cfm?id=149&category=sports   (1329 words)

 Nordic Skiing - Ski Jumping: Balance and Courage
Ski jumping along with cross-country skiing and the nordic combined are classified as nordic ski sports.
Elements of ski jumping include: the in-run section (the long ramp leading toward the takeoff where the skier jumps); the landing hill (the steep downward slope over which the jumper flies); and the out-run area (where the jumper comes to a stop).
The maximum length of the ski is determined by multiplying a jumper's height in centimeters by 1.46.
2002.uen.org /html/sports/lessons/skijumping.html   (2506 words)

 Spotlight Sport - Ski Jumping
Throughout the mid-1800s, ski jumping was part of ski carnivals in Norway, but the sport gained added prestige when, in 1892, the Norwegian royal family decided to donate the "King's Cup" trophy to the winner of the annual meet held in Holmenkollen.
At the 2002 Olympics, the Ski Jump competition is located at 7,350 feet in Utah Olympic Park which is the highest of any World Cup venue in the world.
Ski Jumping Central promotes the sport of ski jumping across the country and provides a one-stop source for “frequent flyers”.
www.edgate.com /wintergames/design/spotlight_sport/skijump.htm   (776 words)

 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Ski Jumping
A ski jumper assumes a streamlined body position while in the air.
Jumpers attempt to minimize resistance while in flight, hoping to achieve the greatest jumping distances.
In competition, judges score the jumpers not only for their distance, but for their jumping style and execution as well.
encarta.msn.com /media_461532538/Ski_Jumping.html   (47 words)

 The Sports Network - Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are three medal events in ski jumping: the individual normal hill (90 meters high), individual large hill (120 meters) and the team large hill (120 meters).
Jumpers usually go into a aerodynamic crouch position with their entire body leaning forward with the head almost touching the skis as they are in the air.
Jones is the youngest U.S. ski jumping champion in history.
www.sportsnetwork.com /?c=sportsnetwork&page=olymp/news/BON1912955.htm   (690 words)

 SLAM! NAGANO: Ski jumping
 Under the proposal, the maximum length of jumping skis would be 146 percent of a jumper's height.
The present rules allow skis that are up to 31 1/2 inches longer than a jumper's height, with a ceiling of 110 inches.
 Failing to hit even a mediocre ski jump at the 1994 Olympics, a failure that cost his team the gold, was a moment that had defined Harada's life for the past four years.
www.canoe.ca /SlamNaganoSkiJumping/home.html   (265 words)

 Ski Jumping in the Eastern USA -- General Information
The jumps maintained by the Newport Ski Club are behind the High School at the north end of Newport NH, and are barely visible from the street.
In 2002, Vermont Academy made a big committment to resume the first class support of ski jumping for which V.A. is well known by building three new jumps (10, 20 and 35 meter) with lights, snowmaking and grooming, and a lift.
Jumps of over 200 feet (61 meters) were possible, making the Middlebury jump an important stepping stone between the numerous 50 meter (160 foot) jumps and the international caliber 90 meter (300 foot) hills.
www.skijumpeast.com /skiclubs.htm   (1835 words)

 Minneapolis Ski Club - Ski Jumping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The ski jumping community has always encouraged positive growth in young men and women.
Children start on small jumps that limit the speed and distance they are traveling.
Ski jumpers young and old will tell you how much the sport and its community means to them.
www.minneapolisskiclub.com /jumping_home.htm   (336 words)

 Handles for ski jumping - Beans Around The World - Park City, UT
Ski boarding also offers the skier some of largely because ski boards are simply more "handle-friendly.".
Slalom, tricks and jumping are the three events of traditional water skiing that make up the oldest and most original discipline of water skiing.
Ski jumping, freestyle/disabled and bobsleigh/luge facilities were at Canada For example, ski jumping is a new thing to Calgary, so we leaned heavily on
ski-vacation.allinfosites.com /q/ski-vacation-handles-for-ski-jumping.htm   (817 words)

 Nordic Culture > Ski Jumping in Holmenkollen, Norway - Scandinavica.com
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.
For the rest of the world, Holmenkollen is an international symbol of the sport of ski jumping, and skiing in general.
The Ski Museum in Holmenkollen, founded in 1923, is the world's oldest museum specialising in skis and the history of skiing.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/sports/holmenkollen.htm   (994 words)

 SAN FRANCISCO / Norwegians welcome ski jump   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In February 1934, the Auburn Ski Club of Truckee put 43,000 cubic feet of snow -- four times the amount headed for Fillmore Street -- on six Southern Pacific boxcars and shipped it to the steep slopes of Hearst Avenue, just north of the UC Berkeley campus, for a ski jump demonstration.
In 1937, the Norge Ski Club in Chicago, one of the oldest ski clubs in the world, erected a 13-story ski jump at Soldier Field to demonstrate jumping for an American public that was new to snow sports.
Skiing originated in Scandinavia, probably about 1,000 years ago when the Vikings attached their shoes to long wooden planks for easy transportation across snow and ice.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/08/19/BAGV4EA9741.DTL   (763 words)

Ski jumping has been part of the Olympic Winter Games since the first Games in Chamonix Mont-Blanc in 1924.
There are two jumps (first and final round), and the athlete with the highest total score is declared the winner.
The team with the highest total score over the eight jumps is declared the winner.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/disciplines_uk.asp?DiscCode=SJ   (253 words)

 MPR: Ski-jumping stalls in Ely
The jumps appear to be used mostly by late night visitors, often too tipsy to be safely climbing anything.
Ely's much shorter ski runs were soon nearly empty, and the city's ski jumping club was hurting for members.
Joe Grahek is a veteran of Ely's ski jumping heyday.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/200212/05_kelleherb_skijumps   (1037 words)

 NBCOlympics.com - Ski Jumping - Bystoel gives Norway first gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 27-year-old, usually stronger on the large hill, clinched victory in the normal hill individual event with a well-executed jump of 103.5 metres in the final round.Finland's in-form Matti Hautamaeki took silver and Bystoel's team mate Roar Ljoekelsoey won the bronze.
Ahonen was in the silver medal position after the first round but a jump of 100 metres in the final round pushed him down to sixth.
Bystoel had looked strong in practice this week on the smaller of the two hills at Pragelato but lay in seventh place at the halfway stage and did not appear to be a threat to the favourites.
www.nbcolympics.com /skijumping/5102572/detail.html   (580 words)

 Women Need Not Apply - CBS News
Ski jumping is the only Olympic sport that doesn’t allow women to compete.
Van’s teammate, Alissa Johnson, comes from a ski family — her father is a coach and her 16-year-old brother is one of America’s best ski jumpers and qualified for Olympic competition.
Women ski jumpers will have an easier time getting the committee’s approval — the tallest hurdle for most other sports seeking inclusion — than they will surmounting the steep issues of money and tradition that stand in their way.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/02/06/sportsline/main1283679.shtml   (835 words)

 Pine Mountain Ski Jumping, Iron Mountain Michigan
The Pine Mountain Ski Slide is one of the tallest artificial ski jumps in the world.
The jump looks like a slide but you are standing up on skis.
He jumped almost to the bottom of the hill.
www.exploringthenorth.com /jump/jump.html   (347 words)

 National Geographic for Kids - Featured Article @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The wax lessens the friction, or rubbing, between ski and snow.
The scientists brought ski jumpers to a wind tunnel.
The scientists attached wires to the ski jumpers and suspended them from the tunnel roof.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngforkids/0201/articles/mainarticle.html   (855 words)

In 1932, Birger Ruud came from behind to edge Hans Beck for the gold medal in ski jumping.
The inaugural Alpine contest was the combined ski jumping and slalom.
Ruud led the downhill race by 4.4 seconds, but when he missed a gate in the slalom, he was assigned a six-second penalty and ended up in fourth place.
www.olympic.org /uk/athletes/heroes/bio_uk.asp?PAR_I_ID=73289   (159 words)

 Ski Jumping Central
In fourth place with a leap of 124 meters on the 120 meter jump, Spillane stayed with the three lead skiers and won with a magnificent pass as they entered the stadium on the final lap of the 7.5K sprint.
If spectacular crashes were commonplace in ski jumping, ABC wouldn't have kept showing that tired old video clip for more than 30 years.
The morning slipped away under a bright blue sky, with no letup in the wind, and the club and skiers hung on until about 3:00 waiting for an opportunity to get the meet underway.
www.skijumpingcentral.com /end-2003.htm   (2413 words)

 CBC.CA - Torino 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The risk and reward of ski jumping is one and the same: the ability to fly.
Canadian ski jumpers are returning to the Olympic stage after a 14-year hiatus.
With five jumps, the Pragelato ski jumping facility is Italy's largest.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/sports/skijumping   (453 words)

 Winter Olympics - Ski Jumping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The next thing you need are the skis because you can't go ski jumping without them.
Their score is based on how far they jump and their form in the air.
Ski Jumping is also a part of the Nordic Combined ski competition.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/Olympics/skijumping.htm   (279 words)

 Ski Jumping Competition, Ishpeming Michigan
Suicide Hill is a 90 meter jump with an official hill record of 328 feet and unofficial jumps of around 340 feet.
The Ishpeming Ski Club is one of the oldest in the US and has produced many world champions and members of several Olympic teams.
Ishpeming is also home of the US National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, a "must see" for enthusiasts of all types of skiing.
www.exploringthenorth.com /suicide/jump.html   (489 words)

 Welcome to the Whistler Question!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Harman and many others involved in ski jumping in Canada feel the lack of funding and of up-to-date training and competition facilities is slowly killing off their sport, and they see the Vancouver 2010 Olympics as an opportunity to restore it to health.
All of the jumps, the former U.S. Olympic ski jumper said, are at the base of the community’s ski area, literally a stone’s throw from the centre of town.
Harman’s idea appears to have strong support among those involved in ski jumping in Canada and the U.S. However, it appears it may be too late to alter the current course for 2010 — either that, or decision-makers aren’t convinced a course correction is necessary.
www.whistlerquestion.com /madison\WQuestion.nsf/0/2C915198FAF28BBA88256FE300650D10?OpenDocument   (1538 words)

 Harris Hill Ski Jump   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Please come celebrate our 85th anniversary in 2007 with a new and improved ski jump tower.
In the 1940s, it was a worldwide hot spot for ski jump competitions,
steel and concrete, which Olympic ski jump towers are built out of.
www.harrishillskijump.org   (671 words)

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