1st time at the Olympics • Ski jumping has been a part of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games since the very first Winter Olympic Games, in Chamonix in 1924. • During the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck the large hill competition was introduced to the Games for the first time Russia’s first ski jumpers made headlines in in 1906 when skiers from the North Star Club built the first wooden jump near St. Petersburg and as far as 10-12 m. This event gradually grew in popularity. Referees at the first official competition, held in 1912 in Yukka near St. Petersburg, evaluated athletes based primarily on their general impressions of the jump.
Equipment • Special high-backed boots allow the skier to lean far forward during flight. • The binding must be mounted parallel to the run-direction. The binding must be placed in such a way that no more than 57% of the entire ski length is located in the front portion of the ski (the binding divides the ski into a front and back portion). • A connection cord that is a part of the binding attaches the ski to the boot and prevents the skis from wobbling during flight. • All portions of the skier’s suit must be made of the same material and must offer sufficient breathability. Jumping skis may be no longer than 146% of the total height of the competitor.
Events • individual normal hillcompetition • individual large hillcompetition • team competition • the men’s and women’s individual normal hill competition, the men’s individual large hill competition, and the men’s team competition. Four sets of medals are awarded.
-Mikael (coach) Marc-Antoine -Alexandre-Justine-Chloe-Atsuko-Maxime