Ski Jumping

 

Ski jumping has been part of the Olympic Winter Games since the first Games in Chamonix Mont-Blanc in 1924. The Large Hill competition was included on the Olympic programme for the 1964 Olympic Games in Innsbruck. Ski Jumpers are not only judged on their distance but also on their shape and style on the landing.

 

Three ski jumping events are held at the Olympic Games:

  • Individual Normal Hill

 

The only ski jumping event from the normal hill, which has a K-point between 75 and 99 metres high. There are two jumps (first and final round), and the athlete with the highest total score is declared the winner. After a qualification round, there are 50 athletes participating in the first round. In the final round the field is reduced to 30 athletes.

  • Individual Large Hill

 

This event is contested on the large hill, which has a K-point larger than 100 metres. There are two jumps (first and final round), and the athlete with the highest total score is declared the winner. After a qualification in the first round there are 50 athletes participating. In the final round the field is reduced to 30 athletes.

  • Team Event

 

This event is usually contested on the large hill. There are four members on each team, and there are two jumps (first and final round). In the first round all teams start. In the final round the field is reduced on the eight best teams. The team with the highest total score over the eight jumps is declared the winner.

 

There are no facilities in the UK, however facilities are available in Europe.

 

Women Ski Jumping made history in 2006, becoming the latest event to be accepted into the World Championships and the Olympics.