Ski jumping at the Winter Olympics

Ski jumping at the Winter Olympics

Ski jumping has been included in the program of every Winter Olympic Games. From 1924 through 1956, the competition involved jumping from one hill whose length varied from each edition games to the next. Most historians have placed this length at 70 meters and have classified this as the "large hill". (Recent information from the FIS offices in Switzerland have had the K-points from 1924 to 1956 determined as shown below). In 1960, the ski jump hill was standardized to 80 meters. In 1964, a second ski jump, the "normal hill" at 70 meters (K90) was added along with the 80 meter (K120) large hill. The length of the large hill run in 1968 increased from 80 meters to 90 meters (K120). The team large hill event was added in 1988. By 1992, the ski jumping competitions were referred by their K-point distances rather than their run length prior to launching from the ski jump (90 meters for the normal hill and 120 meters for the large hill, respectively) and have been that way ever since. For the 2006 Winter Olympics, the normal hill was designated as HS106 (K95) while the large hill was designated as HS140 (K125).

As of the 2006 Winter Olympics, only men compete in this sport, though a petition to include women has been sent from the FIS to the IOC for inclusion in the 2010 Winter Olympics. This petition was rejected by the IOC on November 29, 2006 though women's ski jumping will be included in the 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic


Medal table

External links

* [ FIS Ski jumping results at the Winter Olympics]


*Wallenchinsky, David (1984). Ski Jump, 90-meter Hill. "The Complete Book of The Olympics.

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