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15.10.2015

FIS Ski Jumping Grand-Prix 4–6.09.15 Chaikovsky











10.07.2015

FIS Ski Jumping Grand-Prix 4—6.09.15 Chaikovsky

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24.07.2015

Summer Grand Prix
Permregion, especially Chaikovsky make preparations for Summer Grand-Prix (Men, Ladies) on the 5-6th of September.
At this moment OC has got entry forms from 12 countries, they are Germany, Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, South Korea and Japan. Totally there are more than 70 athletes (men and ladies). Names of athletes we will know on 25th of August. We hope to see in Chaikovsky stars of world Ski Jumping.
Unfortunately, the both national teams of Austria (men and ladies) have officially announced that they will not take part in competitions in Chaikovsky, as well as the national team of Canada.
OC has agreed programs of both competition days, viewers will see the first competition among males, and after a short break the Lady’s teams will start. The channel "Eurosport 2" will show in a live competition among men. Female start will be broadcast previously by Russian channel "Match TV" also in a live.
We are all pleased to invite you to Chaikovsky to see a nice jumps. Well, those who can not come, necessarily include "Eurosport 2" and watch the competitions on TV.

02.04.2015

Kornilov and Vassiliev new Russian Champions
The Russian National Championships of ladies and men were held in Chaikowsky last week. [read more]

05.02.2015

Next Gold for Tikhonova
About a week after her win at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tschagguns (AUT), Sofia Tikhonova won her next Gold medal in Almaty. The 16-year-old Russian won the competition with two jumps on 95.5 m and 227.5 points. "I'm very happy about this Gold medal. I like this venue because I feel comfortable here and it's not the first time that I'm jumping on this hill", said the new Junior World Champion. [read more]

01.02.2015

Zografski and Avvakumova win Gold at the Universiade
The ski jumping competitions of this year's Winter Universiade were held this week in Strbske Pleso (SVK). [read more]

15.12.2014

W. Hofer: "Nizhny Tagil was a great experience"
The first Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tagil is history, and it was a good debut for the Russian Organizer. This is the unanimous opinion of athletes and officials after the two competitions this past weekend. [read more]

14.12.2014

First win this season for Severin Freund
Severin Freund won the second individual competition in Nizhny Tagil (RUS). Under changing wind conditions the German posted a jump on 131.5 m and took his first win this season. [read more]

13.12.2014

Anders Fannemel first World Cup winner in Nizhny Tagil
Anders Fannemel took his first win in the World Cup. At the World Cup premiere in Nizhny Tagil (RUS) the Norwegian scored a total of 263.1 points with 132 m and 133 m and came in ahead of Gregor Schlierenzauer and Severin Freund. [read more]

12.12.2014

Jarkko Maeaettae wins the qualification
Jarkko Maeaettae was the best in the qualification for the first Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tagil (RUS). The 19-year-old Finn won with a jump on 133 m and 129.5 points ahead of Jan Matura (CZE) and Poland's Dawid Kubacki. [read more]

12.12.2014

Social Media Ticker: Welcome to Russia
The new social media ticker on berkutschi.com gives a weekly overview over the internet-activities of the ski jumping stars. With a wink. [read more]

11.12.2014

Facts & Figures about the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhniy Tagil
The ski jumping World Cup will visit Nizhniy Tagil for the first time. Nizhniy Tagil is the 65th different venue in World Cup history (men’s and women’s). [read more]

05.12.2014

Green light for Nizhniy Tagil
The first World Cup in Nizhniy Tagil (RUS) got the green light after the official snow control. [read more]

23.10.2014

Vitaliy Mutko: program-2018 is a development of program-2014
Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation Vitaliy Mutko signed an order ¹783, which confirmed “Complex Program of preparation of Russian Athletes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2018 in Pyeongchang-2018. [read more]

20.10.2014

Mikhail Maksimochkin wins at Russian Nationals
About eight months after the last Olympic Winter Games, the Russian national Championships were now held on the hills in Sochi. Mikhail Maksimochkin took both men's individual titles there on the past days. [read more]

17.09.2014

Yahin and Nabeev Russian summer national champions
The Russian summer national championships took place in Chaikovskiy from the 12th to the 14th of September a featured a competition from the normal hill with a 7.5 kilometre run and another one on the large hill with the classic 10 kilometre Gundersen-distance. [read more]

02.09.2014

Victories for Gladysheva and Dolezelova in Frenstat
Anastasiya Gladysheva and Michaela Dolezelova won the FIS Cups in Frenstat this weekend. [read more]

31.08.2014

EYOF 2015 in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein
Besides World Cups, World Championships and Olympic Games there are now numerous international events within a short period of time. Young athletes have the chance to participate in the Universiade and, since 2012, also in the Youth Olympic Winter Games. In addition there is also the European Youth Olympic Festival. Here's more information about the EYOF. [read more]

30.08.2014

FIS Children's Grand Prix ends on a high note
It was another successful day for the Finnish boys at the FIS Children’s Grand Prix event in Oberstdorf (GER). The Finns took four of the six podium places in the two boys’ divisions. It total, Finland had eight athletes make the podium in the two days of competition. [read more]

30.08.2014

Johannes Rydzek, the king of summer!
Johannes Rydzek proved to be unbeatable this summer and won all five competitions of the Summer Grand Prix 2014, including today’s Final Individual Gundersen with 2 rounds of jumping and 15 kilometres of roller-skiing. With a perfect score of 400 points, he also took the overall ahead of teammates Eric Frenzel and Bjo"rn Kircheisen. [read more]

30.08.2014

COC: First win in three years for Jure Sinkovec
Jure Sinkovec of Slovenia was the best on the second day of the Continental Cup in Frenstat pod Radhostem, Czech Republic and won in the "Jiri-Raska"-Ski Jumping Center ahead of Jakub Janda and Pius Paschke. [read more]

30.08.2014

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz is back on the hill
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz has returned to the hill and was able to start ski jumping training again this week after a break of several months due to a knee injury. [read more]

30.08.2014

Lisa Demetz ended her career
Italian Lisa Demetz has decided to end her career in ski jumping. [read more]

29.08.2014

Markus Schiffner wins COC premiere in Frenstat
This week a Continental Cup is held in Frenstat pod Radhostem (CZE) for the first time. The premiere on the facility, which was named after the Czech ski jumping legend Jiri Raska, was won by Markus Schiffner Friday afternoon. [read more]

29.08.2014

Anders Jacobsen works on his comeback
Anders Jacobsen achieved his goal and was able to return to the hill in August after he was recently sidelined due to a knee injury. [read more]

29.08.2014

Vasja Bajc joins coaching staff of US ladies' team
Women's Ski Jumping USA announced that Slovene Vasja Bajc will be the new travel coach for the US National Team. [read more]

29.08.2014

Germany sweeps podium again
The summer of 2014 is developing into a showcase period for the German Ski Federation: The first competition in Oberstdorf saw a triple German victory again. Local hero Johannes Rydzek had a start finish victory, and enough time to cross the finish line waving a German flag. He finished a whopping 41.2 seconds ahead of teammate Eric Frenzel who in turn beat Bjo"rn Kircheisen for the second rank. Kircheisen finished 47.3 seconds after Rydzek. [read more]

29.08.2014

Exciting ladies’ premiere at FIS Youth Cup
With exciting competitions in five different categories, the first day of the FIS Youth Grand Prix in Oberstdorf concluded with Finnish, Slovenian, Austrian and German victories. [read more]

28.08.2014

Evgeniy Klimov rules on Oberstdorf’s large hill
Russian jumping sensation Evgeniy Klimov has once again proved he is the jumper to contend with when it comes to jumping the large hills. Klimov took the victory in today’s PCR with a great jump of 134.5 metres which meant 142.6 points and a 13-second headstart for the roller-ski race should the PCR have to be taken into account in case of difficult wind conditions tomorrow. [read more]

28.08.2014

The big day for Ladies Nordic Combined is here
The 28th of August, 2014 will probably go down into the history books of Nordic Combined, marking the first official training session for the first ever international Ladies Nordic Combined competitions. The 12th edition of the FIS Youth Grand Prix has officially started at Oberstdorf this morning with two rounds of jumping training and a joint lunch for the over hundred participants from nine nations. [read more]

27.08.2014

Rydzek keeps on winning in Villach
Johannes Rydzek continues on his summer winning spree! After taking the Team Sprint together with Eric Frenzel and the Individual Gundersen in Oberwiesenthal, the 22-year-old also took the win at the Individual Gundersen competition in Villach, Austria, today. The German crossed the finish line a clear 13.1 seconds ahead of teammate Bjo"rn Kircheisen and 20.2 seconds earlier than Slovenia’s Marjan Jelenko. [read more]

26.08.2014

Youngster Rehrl takes PCR at Villach
Austrian youngster Franz-Josef Rehrl has taken the win at the Provisional Competition Round in Villach today. In front of his home crowd, the 21-year old jumped 95.5 metres which was enough to beat veteran teammate Christoph Bieler who landed at 93 metres. Czech Republic’s Tomas Portyk and Yoshito Watabe from Japan shared rank three with jumps of 93 and 97.5 metres and a total point value of 125.5. [read more]

25.08.2014

„We want to spend time with the little one!“ Interview with Sebastien Lacroix (FRA)
Some spectators at the FIS Summer Grand Prix 2014 might have missed French veteran Sebastien Lacroix. The 31-year-old had a very good reason to stick a little closer to home this summer: the birth of his first child, a little boy called Evan. Nordic Mag checked in with Lacroix to see how his summer preparation was going. [read more]

24.08.2014

Outstanding Sjoeen wins again in Hakuba
Phillip Sjoeen also won the second FIS Grand Prix competition in Hakuba (JPN). Daniel-Andre Tande completed the Norwegian double victory in second. Slovenia's Jernej Damjan came in third. [read more]

24.08.2014

Germany sweeps podium at Oberwiesenthal
Team Germany ruled supreme at today’s Individual Gundersen competition in Oberwiesenthal with Johannes Rydzek taking the win and Eric Frenzel and Bjo"rn Kircheisen completing the podium on ranks two and three. Rydzek put 3.7 seconds between himself and local hero Eric Frenzel, Bjo"rn Kircheisen finished 6.8 seconds after Rydzek. [read more]

23.08.2014

First win for Phillip Sjoeen in Hakuba
Phillip Sjoeen of Norway won the first of two FIS Grand Prix competitions in Hakuba, Japan. The 18-year-old scored a total of 277.5 points with his jumps on 125 m and 131 m and came in six points ahead of Slovenia's Jernej Damjan. [read more]

23.08.2014

Frenzel & Rydzek victorious at SGP opener
Local hero Eric Frenzel and Johannes Rydzek have taken the win at the first competition of the summer. A Team Sprint was on schedule in Oberwiesenthal today and the Germans proved to be unbeatable with a finish time of 29.31.9. 7.5 seconds later, Team Austria I (Christoph Bieler/Bernhard Gruber) claimed the silver rank, the third place on the podium went to Team Germany II (Tino Edelmann/Bjo"rn Kircheisen) who finished 12.4 seconds after the winners. [read more]

22.08.2014

FIS Grand Prix 2014 - Fourth stop Hakuba
The effort of the more than 20-hour trip in addition to a time difference of 7 hours to Central Europe is intense, but still Hakuba is worth it. For most athletes, the trip to Japan, and to the city located about 300 km northwest of Tokyo, takes about five days, two of which are required for the trip. [read more]

22.08.2014

Marjan Jelenko wins first PCR of the summer
Slovenia’s Marjan Jelenko, came, saw and conquered the first Provisional Competition Round of the summer of 2014. With a 100.5 metres and a total of 129.7 points, he beat Russian jumping sensation Evgeny Klimov by hair’s breadth, or a point value of 0.1 points. With also 100.5 metres, Klimov and Jelenko would start at the same time should the PCR have to be used on this weekend. [read more]

20.08.2014

Norway nominates SGP 2014 team
The Norwegian Ski Federation has nominated five athletes for the Summer Grand Prix 2014: Olympic Champion Jurgen Graabak will start at the first SGP stop of Oberwiesenthal together with his teammates Haavard Klemetsen, Jan Schmid, Thomas Kjelbotn and Magnus Krog. [read more]

19.08.2014

„I’m really excited to finally have a home competition!“
It’s the last days before the Summer Grand Prix 2014, high time to check in with one half of last year’s winning duo: Akito Watabe from Japan. In TUESDAY TALK, the 26-year-old gives you a glimpse into his busy life after Olympic silver, why he won’t be competing in Europe this summer and how excited he is to finally welcome all his other fellow athletes to his home country of Japan. [read more]

17.08.2014

COC-M: Prevc and Zupancic the best again
Like already on Saturday, the two Slovenes Cene Prevc and Miran Zupancic were the best also in the second Continental Cup competition in Kuopio, Finland. [read more]

17.08.2014

The heat is back on: SGP 2014 about to get under way
With not even one week left to the first competition of the FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix 2014, it’s time to switch back into competition mode for athletes, officials and fans alike. [read more]

16.08.2014

COC-M: Two Slovenes on top
Kuopio (FIN) is, after Kranj and Wisla, the third stop of the Continental Cup this summer. The first competition on the famous hill at the Puijo ended with a success for the strong Slovenian team. [read more]

15.08.2014

Great performances of Stjernen and Team Norge
Andreas Stjernen won the FIS Grand Prix in Courchevel. His teammate Phillip Sjoeen came in second and secured the double victory for Norway. [read more]

15.08.2014

Ladies in the Spotlight: Anna Berktold (GER)
It must have been one of the best pieces of news ever for 15-year-old Anna Berktold: not only will there be a future ahead for her as a girl in her discipline of Nordic Combined after all but that future will practically start in her backyard in two weeks time. [read more]

14.08.2014

Return to the old competition format
For now the FIS Grand Prix in Courchevel will be the last l event carried out with the new competition format. [read more]

13.08.2014

Eventful week for Nordic Combined Norway
An eventful week cumulating in a big Norges Cup weekend in and around Trondheim is past Nordic Combined Norway’s athletes of all ages. As customary in summer, it was time for the annual „Kombinertskole“. About 30 young athletes from 10 years upwards met up at Trondheim for multiple days of jumping and roller-ski training as well as competitions. [read more]

12.08.2014

FIS Cup on a high level
Although Hinterzarten is not on the calendar for the FIS Grand Prix 2014, international ski jumping competitions were also taking place on the "Adlerschanze" this summer. A FIS Cup was held in the Black Forest last weekend, and some well known names were participating in the two ladies' and men's competitions. [read more]

11.08.2014

Close fight for the podium at Russian Cup in Chaikovskiy
A really close fight for the available spots on the podium ensued at the 3rd stage of the Russian Cup in Chaikovskiy on the weekend. In the Team Sprint competition, the win went to Team Bashkortostan, represented by Damir Hinsertdinov and Ernest Yahin. They finished ahead of a mixed team from Moscow and St. Petersburg (Alex Seregin and Viacheslv Barkov). Team Tatarstan with Niaz Nabeev and Ivan Panin had the best end in a photo finish for the third rank. [read more]

10.08.2014

When fighting spirit is stronger than setbacks
The exceptionally talented Norwegian Phillip Sjoeen talks about how he handles defeat and what distinguishes him from other athletes. [read more]

09.08.2014

Gerard Colin: "I want to win. Just once!"
At the FIS Summer Grand Prix in Einsiedeln, Gerard Colin, the new head coach of the French team, spoke with us about problems with young athletes in France and his big dream. [read more]

08.08.2014

New format put to a vote
At the team captain's meeting in Einsiedeln the new competition format, which is tested during this year's Grand Prix, was put to a vote. [read more]

07.08.2014

Two different German teams in Einsiedeln and Courchevel
Two different teams will represent the German Ski Association (DSV) in the two upcoming FIS Grand Prix competitions in Einsiedeln, Switzerland and Courchevel, France. [read more]

06.08.2014

Fun training session on Segways for Team Austria
For ten days, the Austrian Nordic Combined team took up residence in Seefeld to focus on ski jumping in extensive session on Innsbruck’s Bergisel hill and in Stams in the mornings. Roller-skiing on Seefeld’s roller ski track occupied the afternoons to hone technique and endurance of the first two training groups. [read more]

05.08.2014

Janne Ahonen suffered knee injury
According to a report of the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat Janne Ahonen suffered a knee injury in his first jump at a national competition in Lahti on Saturday and will have to undergo surgery this week. [read more]

04.08.2014

Severe training crash for Philipp Orter
It was luck during misfortune for Triple Junior World Champion Philipp Orter during today’s jumping training session at Bergisel in Innsbruck: The 21-year-old was on location to train with his fellow Austrian teammates and had a severe crash during his last training jump. [read more]

04.08.2014

Big weekend for US Nordic Combined at Springer Tournee
It was a big weekend for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined in the USA as the annual Springer Tournee took place in Park City. The best jumpers from all over North America compete for the wins in Nordic Combined and the national large hill titles in Ski Jumping. The tournee also featured competitions in all junior classes as well as training and testing days when the big names in the American Nordic disciplines worked with tomorrow’s athletes. [read more]

04.08.2014

Friberg and Jerome take US National titles
Christian Friberg won his first ever national title at the USA Ski Jumping Championships on the large hill in the Utah Olympic Park in Park City on Sunday. [read more]

03.08.2014

Anssi Koivuranta wins twice in Lahti
Anssi Koivuranta presented himself in a very good shape this weekend and won two national competitions on the normal hill in Lahti. [read more]

02.08.2014

Dubrovsky names Sablatura as new Russian coach
At the end of July, the Russian national Nordic Combined team met for an important training camp at the Snezhinka complex in Chaikovskiy which was used to reflect on the past season and which will set the course for the years to come. [read more]

02.08.2014

COC: Piotr Zyla takes home win
After the win in the first competition in Wisla on Friday evening went to Slovenia, the Polish team fought back on Saturday. A total of six jumpers of the hosts could achieve a Top 10 result under mid-summer conditions on the Adam-Malysz-hill. [read more]

01.08.2014

Ladies in the Spotlight: Tara Geraghty-Moats (USA)
Prior to the first international Ladies Nordic Combined competitions in conjunction with this year’s Summer Grand Prix, it is high time to focus on the females of the discipline, different as their ages, current situations and paths may be as of now, at the dawn of their discipline. [read more]

01.08.2014

COC: Clear win for Cene Prevc
Only a few days after the FIS Grand Prix, Wisla (POL) is again hosting an international ski jumping competition. Two Continental Cup competitions are taking place on the Adam-Malysz-hill this weekend. [read more]

31.07.2014

Youth Grand Prix: This is the program
Not even one more month to go until the Summer Grand Prix 2014 and with it, the excitement for the first ever international Nordic Combined training camp for boys AND girls grows and grows. It will be the 12th edition of the FIS Nordic Combined Youth Grand Prix which comprises the highlight of the training camp for Nordic Combined’s youngsters, offering two days of international competitions and the chance to get a close look at the current top names of the discipline. [read more]

31.07.2014

Anders Jacobsen wants to start jumping again in August
Anders Jacobsen, who suffers from knee problems since he tore his ACL when he fell in Planica in March 2013 and had to undergo another surgery in April, now plans to start jumping training again in August. [read more]

29.07.2014

„I was really pleased to be better than the special jumpers!“
It was a big weekend for Tomas Portyk. At the past Czech national championships at Liberec, the 18-year-old walked away highly decorated: not only did he claim a total second place and the title of Czech junior national champion in Nordic Combined but can also call himself junior Czech champion in ski jumping from now on. [read more]

26.07.2014

Prevc wins - New format splits nations
Slovenia's Peter Prevc took a clear win in the opening event of the Summer Grand Prix in Wisla, Poland and came in ahead of Piotr Zyla and Andreas Wellinger. [read more]

25.07.2014

Home win for Poland in Wisla
The Polish team celebrated a home victory in the first team competition of the season at the FIS Grand Prix in Wisla. [read more]

24.07.2014

Peter Prevc with outstanding performance in Wisla
Peter Prevc took a clear win in the qualification for the first individual competition of the FIS Grand Prix in Wisla, Poland. The second of last season's overall World Cup showed a jump on 134.5 m and with 143.3 points he now is in a great position for Saturday's competition on the Adam-Malysz hill. [read more]

23.07.2014

Starting order for the new competition format
A new competition format, which shall be used for the ski flying competitions next winter, will be tested during the FIS Grand Prix 2014, starting this weekend in Wisla (POL). [read more]

23.07.2014

Summer Grand Prix 2014 - Media Information Booklet

It’s one month to the day until the first competition of the Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix 2014 kicks off in Oberwiesenthal and to simplify matters for the members of the press who would like to cover the events on location, we have compiled a Media Information Booklet. All necessary topics from accreditation procedures and media contact persons to media workrooms and information about the program are included. [read more]

22.07.2014

„My goal this season: to have no excuses!“
Bryan Fletcher will probably remember 2014 as the year of the big transitions: sports-wise with the US Nordic Combined Team’s change from USSA funding over to joining the organisation of USA Ski Jumping and also personally with his imminent wedding this fall. In TUESDAY TALK, the 28-year-old explains how his team will be set up in the future, why he is still eager to be a member of the board for USSA and what he has been up to training-wise. [read more]

22.07.2014

German top athletes will be competing in Wisla
A team of seven athletes with all the top jumpers will represent the German Ski Association (DSV) in the opening event of this year's FIS Grand Prix in Wisla, Poland next weekend. [read more]

21.07.2014

Dvorak Czech Champion, success weekend for Portyk
The Czech Ski Association also held its summer nationals on this past weekend at Liberec and as last year, team leader Miroslav Dvorak captured the title. [read more]

21.07.2014

Pawel Slowiok wins Polish national title
The Polish summer nationals have been held at Wisla on the past weekend and an undisputed victory went to the title defender Pawel Slowiok. The silver and bronze ranks went to Mateusz Wantulok and Szczepan Kupczak. [read more]

21.07.2014

Ground-breaking ceremony in Kandersteg
The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the new ski jumping center was held in Kandersteg (SUI) on Monday. The construction work will start next week and shall be completed by fall 2015. [read more]

21.07.2014

OMV new sponsor of the Norwegian teams
The Norwegian ski jumping national team starts the new season with a new main sponsor. The Austrian industrial company OMV will support the jumpers from now on. [read more]

20.07.2014

Roman Koudelka is new Czech Champion
The Czech summer Championships were held under midsummer conditions on Saturday afternoon on the normal hill in Liberec. [read more]

20.07.2014

Kamil Stoch dominates Polish Championships
A week before the first competitions of this year's FIS Grand Prix will be held in Wisla, the best Polish ski jumpers were fighting for the national title on the Adam-Malysz-hill on Saturday. [read more]

16.07.2014

Ilkka Herola takes competition in Vuokatti
Finnish team leader Ilkka Herola dominated the Finlandia Veikkaus Cup competition held at Vuokatti this week. Ranks two and three went to Jim Ha"rtull and Leevi Mutru. [read more]

16.07.2014

Pekka Niemelae takes charge in Turkey
The sport of ski jumping lead Pekka Niemelae from the far North in Finland all the way to the south. Niemelae, head coach of the Finnish national ski jumping until the end of last season, started a new job as ski jumping head coach of the Turkish Ski Federation and signed his contract on July 16th in Istanbul. [read more]

15.07.2014

„You can always expect a lot from Frenzel & Rydzek“
For the last couple of weeks, it had been quiet around the German Nordic Combined team. High time to check in with coaches Ronny Ackermann and Kai Bracht on how the preparations are going, what to expect from superstars Eric Frenzel and Johannes Rydzek and how the coaching staff is dealing with the pressure of staying on the path of success. [read more]

11.07.2014

Thomas Morgenstern: First jumps since Sochi
About five months after his last jumps at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi last February, Thomas Morgenstern has now returned to the hill. [read more]

10.07.2014

Oberwiesenthal getting ready for the SGP
Not even two months to go anymore and winter will come back to Oberwiesenthal! Not with ice and snow but with the same suspense and intensity that winter sports fans are used to from the cold season. The 2014 Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix will kick off on Germany’s highest hill above sea level at the 22th till 24th of August. [read more]

10.07.2014

One step forward on new path for Team USA
The season of 2013/14 ended in an unwelcome surprise for Team USA when The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association USSA announced a drastic cut of fundings for the discipline of Nordic Combined. Now, three month later, the teams for the new season were announced, as Steamboat Today reports. [read more]

09.07.2014

Three wins for Jarkko Maeaettae
Jarkko Maeaettae is in a very good shape already this early in this summer season. The young Finn recently won three competitions in a row at the Finlandia Veikkaus Cup. [read more]

08.07.2014

„I think I really am the team’s unlucky fellow!“
To say that Poland’s Adam Cieslar has had his brushes with bad luck is probably an understatement. After being slowed down by a collarbone fracture during the last summer, the 21-year-old from Istebna sustained the same injury this year - and even in the same way! For TUESDAY TALK, he reflects on his bad luck, his eventful last season and the situation of Nordic Combined in Poland. [read more]

06.07.2014

COC: Slovenian team dominates again
The Slovenian team also dominated the second competition in Kranj. After the hosts took the first six spots on Saturday, five of them were on top in Sunday's competition. [read more]

05.07.2014

Experience personified: Jan Schmid
As another one of the experienced athletes of the Nordic Combined World Cup, now it is Jan Schmid’s turn to look back on his career so far and the development of the sport since when he began with it. With 185 World Cup starts, a change of nationality and a term as Athletes’ Commission Representative under his belt, the 30-year-old is definitely one to ask when it comes to different perspectives on his discipline. [read more]

05.07.2014

COC-M: Six Slovenes ahead in Kranj
A bit more than three months after the final competitions of last winter, it's now time for ski jumping again. The international summer season starts with the Continental Cup in Kranj. [read more]

04.07.2014

Czech training venues at Liberec come back to life
As the Czech Ski Association reports on their website, a new cooperation agreement has been signed between the city of Liberec, the sports complexes and the Ski Association regarding the ski jumping and cross-country training venues Jested and Vesec. The Czech athletes can now look forward to using the areas regularly for training and competition purposes. [read more]

03.07.2014

Young Norwegian athletes learn from the national team
The tenth annual Konica Minolta Youth Camp was organized by the Norwegian Ski Association last week. In the previous years the event took place in Zakopane (POL), Pragelato (ITA) and Oernskoeldsvik (SWE), this time it was held in Oslo. [read more]

02.07.2014

Busy times for the Austrian athletes
You would think that spring and summer are rather slow times when it comes to Nordic Combined athletes. Not for the Austrian team right now! [read more]

01.07.2014

„We want to close the gap to Frenzel & Co.“
After a season for the record books, Norwegian head coach Kristian Hammer announced his retirement leaving, Sports Director Sverre Rotevatn with the difficult task of finding a suitable replacement without breaking the „never change a winning team“ rule too much. With former club coach Bjoern Kaare Ingebrigtsen, who had a big part it the development of the athletes from Trondheim, including Magnus Moan and Olympic Champion Joergen Graabak, it looks like he found the ideal solution. High time to catch up with the new man at the helm of the Norwegian team. [read more]

29.06.2014

Estonians surprise at first Norges Cup in Oslo
It was a successful weekend for brothers Kail and Han Hendrik Piho from Estonia who joined the Norwegian Nordic Combined athletes at their first Norges Cup weekend in Oslo - and claimed the two victories! [read more]

27.06.2014

Experience personified: Mario Stecher
With a total of 258 World Cup starts, Austria’s veteran Mario Stecher is definitely the one to ask if you're looking for „Experience personified“. And even if the almost 37-year-old is not 100% sure if he wants to continue with his career in the next winter, he still took the time to answer the following questions. [read more]

25.06.2014

Thomas Morgenstern will start jumping again soon
Thomas Morgenstern has not made a final decision yet, whether he will continue his successful career after the two serious falls he had last winter. But nevertheless the Austrian is already training for the next season. [read more]

25.06.2014

Alexander Stoeckl will extend his contract in Norway
According to a report of the Norwegian newspaper "Dagbladet", Alexander Stoeckl will remain head coach of the Norwegian national team for the next four years. [read more]

25.06.2014

Austrian team turning into Iron Men again
For the third time in a row, the Austrian Nordic Combined team will follow the invite of their main sponsor Stiegl to take part in the Iron Man held at Klagenfurt at the upcoming weekend as a team relay. [read more]

24.06.2014

Koudelka and Kozisek win, Borek Sedlak makes final jump
The Czech ski jumpers started their summer season with a special event in Lomnice nad Popelkou, the home town of Roman Koudelka and Cestmir Kozisek. [read more]

24.06.2014

Rune Velta wins "Sommerhoppuke 2014"
For the Norwegian ski jumpers the summer competition season started once again with the traditional "Sommerhoppuke" (summer jumping week). The events took place in Drammen, Oslo and Lillehammer on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. [read more]

24.06.2014

Experience personified: Hideaki Nagai
As we have seen with all the other "Experience personified"-athletes: huge success can also come to you at the ripe old age of over 30 in Nordic Combined and an athlete who fits this description extraordinarily well is Japan's Hideaki Nagai. [read more]

06.06.2014

Updates from Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined
All of the disciplines have been busy over the past few days with their Committee meetings and Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined were no different with a full agenda in their gatherings. [read more]

05.06.2014

Calendars and rule modifications confirmed at FIS Congress
The ski jumping competition calendars for the upcoming summer and winter, and details concerning rule changes resp. the testing periods were announced by the International Ski Federation at the FIS Congress in Barcelona, Spain. [read more]

04.06.2014

Kaarel Nurmsalu ends his career
Kaarel Nurmsalu surprisingly announced the end of his career on Thursday. [read more]

04.06.2014

Honor for Adam Malysz and Kamil Stoch
On occassion of the 25th anniversary of the first partialy free elections in Poland, viewers of Polish Television (TVP) and readers of the newspaper "Przeglad Sportowy" could vote for the best athlete of the last 25 years. The poll, that was organized by the Polish Department of Sport and Tourism was won by Adam Malysz ahead of cross country skier Justyna Kowalczyk and the double Olympic Champion from Sochi, Kamil Stoch. [read more]

03.06.2014

"I definitely see myself in Nordic Combined!"
"Is he in or is he out" was probably one of the most-asked question of the last winter about Russian newcomer Evgeniy Klimov who came to the World Cup to almost instantly hit it off as one of the best jumpers on the tour. [read more]

02.06.2014

Geoffrey Lafarge wins first edition of Transju'verticale
The past weekend saw the premiere of a new format within the Transju'trail held in the French Jura mountains. The first edition of the so-called Transju'verticale consisted of a 250 track of a steep uphill track through the beautiful forest and mountain landscape. [read more]

31.05.2014

New job for Martin Koch
Austrian Martin Koch officially ended his career at the World Cup final last March in Planica. Now he found a new job and with that he will stay involved in ski jumping. [read more]

29.05.2014

Austrians start summer training
This week the Austrian team has its first training camp of the summer, which is also the first training camp with the new head coach Heinz Kuttin. [read more]

28.05.2014

1000 days until the World Championships in Lahti 2017
1000 days before the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti 2017 the organizers are working on a new look, that will be published in August, and a concept with which nearly half a million spectators shall be attracted to the event. The project has a budget of 15 - 20 million Euro. [read more]

21.05.2014

German team back at the hill
About two months after the end of last season, the German jumpers now return to the hill again. The team of head coach Werner Schuster is training in Oberstdorf from May 19th to 22nd. [read more]

20.05.2014

"I was very relieved to get the medal in Sochi!"
Shortly before the Austrian team departs for the next training camp, FISNC caught up with the Austrian athlete showing one of the biggest developments of last winter: Lukas Klapfer. In TUESDAY TALK, the 28-year-old reminisces about his success winter, the summer preparation so far and the first months with his daughter Valentina. [read more]

19.05.2014

Italy kicks off season with training camp in Tarvisio & Villach
The Italian Nordic Combined squad will start into the new season with the first training camp starting May 20th till May 24th. The A and B teams consisting of the athletes Alessandro Pittin, Armin Bauer, Samuel Costa, Mattia Runggaldier, Lukas Runggaldier, Manuel Maierhofer and Raffaele Buzzi will make their first summer jumps on the hills in Tarvisio and also in the Austrian town of Villach together with the special jumping team. [read more]

18.05.2014

Two Herolas on new Finnish A-team for 2014/15
After announcing that head coach Petter Kukkonen and Assistant Jari Hiekkavirta will continue to work with the Finnish A-team, the Finnish Ski Association has now also published the composition of the teams. [read more]

17.05.2014

France: Gerard Colin new head coach
Also the French Ski Association now set the course for the upcoming 2014/15 season. The teams and the new coaching staff was announced on Friday. [read more]

15.05.2014

A-Team of Goran Janus with ten athletes
As announced on Wednesday, a total of ten jumpers was named to the Slovenian A-team for the 2014/15 season, that will still be coached by Goran Janus and his assistants Nejc Frank and Jani Grilc. [read more]

14.05.2014

Paolo Bernardi new head coach in Italy
After meetings in Milan the Italian Ski Association published the coaching staff and teams for the upcoming season. There it was also announced that Paolo Bernardi will be the new head coach of the men's team. [read more]

13.05.2014

Six jumpers on the Norwegian national team
Six jumpers are on the Norwegian national team of head coach Alexander Stoeckl für the 2014/15 season. [read more]

12.05.2014

Norwegian Junior and B-team selection
A short while after the new coaching structure and the national team of Norway has been announced, the athletes of the junior and b-teams have also been named by the Norwegian Ski Association. For the season of 2014/15, there will be nine athletes in the "Rekruttlandslaget" and six names were put forward for the junior team. [read more]

09.05.2014

German teams for 2014/15 named
The German Ski Association (DSV) announced its teams for the upcoming 2014/15 season on Thursday. [read more]

08.05.2014

US ladies' team is seeking a coach
Women's Ski Jumping USA is currently seeking an international traveling coach. [read more]

07.05.2014

Introducing FIS World Championship candidates – Planica, Slovenia
Planica is one of four candidates bidding to host the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Slovenia is a storied land with hundreds of years of tradition, so it seems only fitting to introduce Planica’s bid to host the 2019 Championships with a fairy tale. [read more]

06.05.2014

Horst Bulau inducted in Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Huge honor for Horst Bulau: The 51-year-old is among the six athletes who will be inducted in the Hall of Fame of Canadian Sports in 2014. [read more]

05.05.2014

Kari Ylianttila and Jani Klinga new coaches of the Finnish team
The Finnish team will start the preparation for upcoming 2014/15 season wil a new coaching staff. It was announced today that Kari Ylianttila and Jani Klinga will work with the national team in the future. [read more]

02.05.2014

Experience personified: Magnus Moan (NOR)
After shedding some light on our promising youngsters in "Young & Wild" last spring, Japanese head coach Takanori Kohno was of the opinion that the older, experienced athletes and the insights that only they can give also had to be put in the spotlight. We couldn't agree more and so we are proud to present the new FISNC weekly feature "Experience personified". [read more]

01.05.2014

Anders Johnson and Klemens Muranka underwent surgery
Anders Johnson of the USA and Klemens Muranka of Poland both underwent successful surgery this week. [read more]

29.04.2014

"It was never my intention to let it get this close!"
After this year's Alpen Cup ended in the most spectacular way possible with Austria's Fabian Steindl taking the overall only one point ahead of Terence Weber from Germany, of course FISNC had to catch up with both opponents to get the inside scope on this tight finale, how they view each other and new goals for the upcoming season. [read more]

28.04.2014

Alpen Cup dates for next season published
After the OPA meeting at Milano, the calendars for the upcoming seasons of the OPA Alpen Cup have been published. The juniors of the OPA countries can look forward to a season with six competition weekends in summer and winter as well as the OPA Games in Austria in February. [read more]

28.04.2014

Andreas Felder new head coach of Austrian ladies
Changes in the coaching staff are made not only for the Austrians men's team, but also for the ladies before the start of the new season. Former world class jumper Andreas Felder is the successor of Harald Rodlauer as head coach of the team. [read more]

23.04.2014

Janne Ahonen continues his career for a few more years
Finnish ski jumping legend Janne Ahonen wants to continue his career for a few more years and it even seems possible that he will also participate in the next Olympic Winter Games. [read more]

23.04.2014

Tim Hug honoured with Solothurn Sports Sponsorship Award
Tim Hug's career best season with his first ever World Cup victory has also been noticed in his home country of Switzerland. Together with other successful athletes, Hug has been named as one of the recipients of the sports awards for the year 2014 which are endowed with 7.000 CHF in his case. [read more]

22.04.2014

Kamil Stoch is the "Ski King 2013/14"
After last season was extremely successful for him, Kamil Stoch can now celebrate yet another title. [read more]

18.04.2014

Thomas Morgenstern takes a tour with the helicopter
Thomas Morgenstern is not getting bored during the time without ski jumping. He now used a flying lesson with the helicopter to visit the Fischer Sports company in Ried (AUT). [read more]

16.04.2014

Nordic Combined discusses ladies format
On 11th and 12th April 2014, during the spring meetings in Zurich (SUI), the Nordic Combined Sub-Committee for Officials, Rules and Control, as well as the Nordic Combined Executive Board met and discussed new proposals and calendars. [read more]

15.04.2014

Ladislav Rygl new head coach of the Czech team
Former athlete Ladislav Rygl has been appointed by the Board of the Nordic Combined division in the Czech Ski Association as the new head coach of the Czech Nordic Combined team and will follow in the footsteps of Ludek Sablatura who has lead the team from 1990 - 2002 and from 2007 until now. [read more]

15.04.2014

Sub-Committee meetings: New calendars and modifications
Besides the ski jumping calendars for summer and winter 2014 and 2015 also modifications of the rules were discussed at the annual ski jumping sub committee meetings on April 11th and 12th in Zurich. [read more]

15.04.2014

Provisional calendars for 2014/15 were announced
The provisional competition calendars for the upcoming season were announced at the FIS Sub Committee meetings in Zurich this weekend. These dates now have to be confirmed at the FIS Congress early June and are still subject to change. [read more]

14.04.2014

Austrian ski jumpers at the Vienna City Marathon
Austria's Andreas Kofler, Thomas Diethart, Stefan Kraft and Michael Hayboeck were taking part in the Vienna City Marathon on Sunday, though not the full 42 km distance. [read more]

13.04.2014

Jakub Jiroutek ends his job as head coach in Italy
Jakub Jiroutek has decided to end his job as head coach of the Italian ski jumping national team. [read more]

13.04.2014

Preliminary calendars for SGP 2014 and winter 2014/15
The FIS spring meetings in Zürich have just come to an end and among other new developments for the discipline of Nordic Combined, the calendars for the Summer Grand Prix 2014 and the winter season 2014/15 were presented by Race Director Lasse Ottesen. [read more]

12.04.2014

New head coach and Swiss teams for next season announced
The Swiss Ski Federation has just announces its new training group selections for the upcoming season of 2014/2015. Sports director Berni Schödler has made the selection for the upcoming winter together with new head coach Konstantin Kreiselmeyer. [read more]

11.04.2014

Swiss teams for 2014/15 announced
The Swiss Ski Association was the first to announce its teams for the upcoming 2014/14 season. [read more]

11.04.2014

Era of Alexander Pointner over - Heinz Kuttin new Austrian head coach
After ten years in office, the time of Alexander Pointner as head coach of the ski jumping team in the Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) is now over. [read more]

07.04.2014

Weinbuch to continue as German head coach
As usual after an Olympic season, the staff carrousel starts spinning but not in all nations, big changes will be coming up. After the motto "never change a winning team", the German Ski Federation just announced that nothing will change in the coaching set up regarding Nordic Combined where Eric Frenzel won the Olympic title and the overall World Cup ahead of teammate Johannes Rydzek this year. [read more]

03.04.2014

Anders Bardal will continue his career
Anders Bardal, the best Norwegian ski jumper over the last years and fourth in the overall World Cup this past season, has decided to continue his career in ski jumping. [read more]

02.04.2014

Ski Jumping Men's and Ladies' Continental Cup
It was a short Continental Cup season for the ladies in the 2013/14 winter. Only six competitions were held at three different venues (Notodden - NOR, Lahti - FIN and Falun - SWE) with a maximum of 600 points on the line. American Nina Lussi won the COC overall title with 298 points ahead of Susanna Forsstroem (257 points) of Finland and Germany's Juliane Seyfarth (251 points). [read more]

02.04.2014

Positive bottom line after challenging COC-winter
Weather-wise, the winter of 2013/14 will surely go into the history books as a difficult one for the Nordic Combined Continental Cup season. While some of the Organisers were struggling with not enough snow, others were had too much of it. Wind also affected some of the competitions. [read more]

01.04.2014

Taylor Henrich and Tyler Smith win open Canadian nationals
On the past weekend, the Canadian Nordic Combined athletes fought for the respective titles of Canadian Champion in the 2014 AVIVA Insurance CDN National Championships held at Whistler Park. Next to the men's and the junior race, five female Nordic Combined athletes also battled for the ladies' title. [read more]

30.03.2014

Russian titles to Maksimochkin and Avvakumova
Mikhail Maksimochkin won both titles at the Russian National Championships this weekend in Nizhniy Tagil. The big favorite Irina Avvakumova won the ladies' competition. [read more]

30.03.2014

Boyd-Clowes, Rowley and Tanaka win at Canadian nationals
The Canadian National Championships on the normal and large hill were held this weekend on the Olympic hills of 2010 in the Whistler Olympic Park. [read more]

28.03.2014

Thomas Morgenstern: "Never give up"
For Thomas Morgenstern, the last season was a season full of ups and downs. A fall in Titisee-Neustadt, followed by the second place in the 4-Hills-Tournament. [read more]

28.03.2014

Kamil Stoch wins fan vote for "Athlete of the Year"
At the end of an exciting 2013/14 season we asked the ski jumping fans on Facebook and twitter, whose performances impressed them the most during the past winter. [read more]

25.03.2014

EBU and FIS extend partnership for SFWC to 2020
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) have finalized an agreement to extend their media rights and services partnership for the FIS Ski Flying Championships 2018 and 2020. [read more]

24.03.2014

A look back on the 2013/14 season
The 2013/14 World Cup season ended with an amazing final in Planica. World Cup, 4-Hills-Tournament, ski flying World Championships and of course the Olympics - this winter offered a lot. [read more]

24.03.2014

Another step taken in Nordic Combined
Lasse Ottesen with positive bottom-line after 2013/14 season. [read more]

23.03.2014

Peter Prevc wins final in Planica
With a home win in this season's final World Cup competition, Peter Prevc took the second place in the overall World Cup. After an exciting final, Severin Freund closely missed the win and ends the season in third of the overall ranking. [read more]

22.03.2014

Austria wins team competition in Planica
The Austrian team took a clear win in the final team competition of this World Cup season on the large hill in Planica. Stefan Kraft, Andreas Kofler, Thomas Diethart and Gregor Schlierenzauer scored a total of 1045.6 points and won ahead of Poland and Norway. [read more]

22.03.2014

Sara Takanashi also wins the final event
Sara Takanashi won the final event of the ladies' World Cup in Planica and took her 15th win in the 18th competition this season. [read more]

22.03.2014

Job opportunities in Finland and Russia
With the season and an Olympic period over, different Ski Federations are now inviting new candidates to apply for coaching positions in Nordic Combined. [read more]

21.03.2014

Russian Ski Association is looking for coaches
The Russian Ski Association is looking for coaches for its men's and ladies' national teams in ski jumping and also for the nordic combined team. [read more]

20.03.2014

Matjaz Pungertar wins qualification in Planica
Traditionally the final competitions of the season are being held in Planica (SLO). But this time the events are not taking place on the flying hill, but on the new large hill. [read more]

19.03.2014

Simon Ammann will continue his career
"Ski jumping is my passion. I feel that it's not time yet to retire. I'm convinced that I'm still able to compete with the world's best. The success in the first part of the past season and also the insights concerning the equipment are promising. That's why I'm still very motivated to continue", told the 32-year-old. [read more]

18.03.2014

Bigna Windmueller and Wendy Vuik retire
The two ski jumpers Bigna Windmueller of Switzerland and Wendy Vuik of the Netherlands have both decided to end her careers. [read more]

16.03.2014

COC in Nizhniy Tagil canceled
The weather was better on the second day of competition in Nizhniy Tagil, instead of snowfall there was sunshine, but it was still very windy. And so also the final competition of this COC season started under difficult conditions. [read more]

15.03.2014

Too strong wind on day 2 - Severin Freund is World Champion
At the end all the waiting was in vain: The second day of competition, the third and fourth round of the individual competition, at the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov became a victim of the winds. [read more]

14.03.2014

Half-time lead for Severin Freund
After two of four jumps at the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov, Severin Freund is clearly leading the field. [read more]

13.03.2014

Bardal and Vassiliev share the win in the qualification
Anders Bardal and Dimitry Vassiliev shared the win in the qualification for the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov. With 193.5 m Vassiliev jumped two meters farther then Bardal, but the Norwegian got the higher judges' marks. Both scored a total of 186.2 points. [read more]

12.03.2014

Takanobu Okabe ends his career
The Japanese ski jumping legend Takanobu Okabe has decided to end his long career after this season. [read more]

11.03.2014

SFWC without Janne Ahonen and Richard Freitag
Germany's Richard Freitag and Janne Ahonen of Finland were not nominated by their coaches to participate in the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov.Janne Ahonen is not on the Finnish team of head coach Pekka Niemelae for the Championships in the Czech Republic because of a sickness due to which he already missed the last World Cup competitions. [read more]

10.03.2014

Martin Koch and Bjoern Einar Romoeren to Harrachov
The two ski flying specialists Martin Koch and Bjoern Einar Romoeren will get the chance to show their skills at the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov (CZE) next weekend. [read more]

09.03.2014

Severin Freund wins traditional Holmenkollen competition
Severin Freund won the World Cup competition on the legendary Holmenkollen in Oslo ahead of local hero Anders Bardal. World Cup leader Kamil Stoch was third and extended his overall lead. [read more]

08.03.2014

Sara Takanashi dominates at the Holmenkollen
Sara Takanashi continues setting the standards in ladies' ski jumping. With her 13th win this season at the Holmenkollen in Oslo the 17-year-old proved her outstanding position. With jumps on 132 m and 128.5 m she had a huge lead of 39.1 points over second-place Katja Pozun of Slovenia (122 m and 122.5 m / 218.5 points). Japanese Yuki Ito was third with jumps on 122.5 m and 125 m (216.2 points). [read more]

07.03.2014

Anders Bardal wins in his hometown Trondheim
Anders Bardal won the World Cup competition on his home hill in Trondheim. Andreas Kofler was second and achieved his first podium since December 2012. The third place went to Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai. [read more]

06.03.2014

Reruhi Shimizu wins qualification in Trondheim
The ski jumpers moved on from Finland to Norway where competitions will be held in Trondheim and Oslo over the next couple of days. The World Cup weekend at these traditional venues started with the qualification at the Granasen in Trondheim on Thursday evening. [read more]

05.03.2014

Martin Koch hopes for a chance in Harrachov
Martin Koch, third in the last ski flying World Championships in Vikersund two years ago, is struggeling with his shape this season, but still the veteran hasn't given up hop that he will be participating in Harrachov at the end of his career. [read more]

04.03.2014

Kamil Stoch gets closer to overall title
With his 13th win in the World Cup Kamil Stoch got another step closer to winning this season's overall World Cup title. Severin Freund and Anders Bardal came in second and third in Kuopio, Stoch's main rival in the overall ranking, Peter Prevc, was fourth. [read more]

03.03.2014

Qualification in Kuopio canceled on Monday
The qualification in Kuopio was canceled on Monday due to heavy snowfall. It shall now be held on Tuesday right before the competition. [read more]

02.03.2014

Kamil Stoch fights back
Kamil Stoch won the second World Cup competition in Lahti and took the lead in the overall World Cup with his fifth win this season. "I felt a little bit pain after the landing in the second round, but afterwards I sat down a little and fortunately everything seems to be okay. I think it won't be a problem for the next competitions. I like jumping in Kuopio and Trondheim and I'm looking forward to it. In the fight for the overall title I try to concentrate only on myself and on my job. I will just enjoy ski jumping." [read more]

02.03.2014

12th win this season for Sara Takanashi
Sara Takanashi also won the second competition in Rasnov, Romania, and took her 12th win this season. With jumps on 85 m and 93.5 m and a total of 230.4 points she clearly won ahead of US American Jessica Jerome and Evelyn Insam of Italy. [read more]

02.03.2014

COC: Daniel Wenig and Susanna Forsstroem win in Falun
Daniel Wenig of Germany took his first win this winter on Sunday in Falun ahead of Rok Justin and Stefan Hayboeck. The best in the ladies' competition were Susanna Forsstroem, Nina Lussi and Nita Englund. [read more]

01.03.2014

Austria wins team competition in Lahti
Austria won the team competition on the large hill in Lahti. With a total of 973.5 points Thomas Diethart, Stefan Kraft, Michael Hayboeck and Gregor Schlierenzauer came in clearly ahead of Germany and Norway. [read more]

01.03.2014

Lahti's Team Sprint victory goes to Norway I
With the season 2013/14 nearing its end, the last Team Sprint of the winter was on schedule in Lahti today and the victory was snagged by Team Norway I. Håvard Klemetsen and Jørgen Graabak were best after their two jumps and two times 7.5 kilometres of cross-country skiing and crossed the finish line 1.2 seconds ahead of Team Germany I (Frenzel/Rydzek). [read more]

27.02.2014

Klimov takes the PCR in Lahti
After his home Olympics, Russia's Evgeniy Klimov has not lost anything of his star power in the jumping part and won today's PCR in Lahti. With a strong jump of 123 metres and 118.3 points, he topped the results list ahead of Olympic Champion Eric Frenzel (115.5 p.) and Austria's Christoph Bieler (112.5 p.). [read more]

27.02.2014

Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Lahti
Noriaki Kasai's third place finish in Falun on Wednesday was his 49th individual World Cup podium. In this weekend's individual events on Friday or Sunday, he can reach 50 World Cup podiums. [read more]

26.02.2014

Clear win for Severin Freund
Team Olympic Champion Severin Freund won the World Cup competition in Falun, Sweden. At this final test for the Nordic World Championships next year Peter Prevc came in second and took the lead in the overall World Cup. [read more]

26.02.2014

Back to World Cup business with the Lahti Ski Games
After the Olympics is before the Lahti Ski Games and now it is back to World Cup business for all Olympic athletes and also some of those who had to stay home in the past three weeks. [read more]

20.02.2014

Norway takes Gold in the team competition
It was deja vu for Joergen GRAABAK (NOR), only this time it felt even better. For the second time in less than 48 hours, GRAABAK was the first man across the line after a furious sprint finish at RusSki Gorki, edging out Germany'sFabian RIESSLE (GER) by 0.3 seconds to win the LH/4x5km team event for Norway to add to his LH/10km individual win on Tuesday. [read more]

20.02.2014

Kamil Stoch remains ambitious
Even as double Olympic Champion, Kamil Stoch hasn't had enough. After his return from Sochi the 26-year-old seemed to be settled and relaxed. [read more]

19.02.2014

Emotional moment for Taku Takeuchi
The exciting team competition on Monday evening was the grand finale of the ski jumping events at the Olympic Games in Sochi. For one of the athletes it was an especially emotional moment. Due to a sickness, Taku Takeuchi was afraid that he might not be able to participate in this Olympics. [read more]

18.02.2014

Joergen Graabak (NOR) takes the Gold
Less than a week after being left out of Norway's team for the NH/10km, GRAABAK was inserted into the squad for the LH/10km and responded by winning gold. Magnus Hovdal MOAN (NOR) took silver and Fabian RIESSLE (GER) bronze. [read more]

17.02.2014

Germany wins Gold in exciting team competition
Germany won the team competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi and took the Gold medal. Andreas Wank, Marinus Kraus, Andreas Wellinger and Severin Freund dethroned the Austrians, who won in Torino 2006 and in Vancouver 2010. [read more]

16.02.2014

Noriaki Kasai: "Never give up"
With winning the Olympic Silver medal in the large hill individual competition in Sochi Noriaki Kasai made history. The 41-year-old is now the oldest medalist at Olympic Games in ski jumping. And with his success the Japanese also provided an emotional highlight in the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center. [read more]

15.02.2014

Kamil Stoch is the ski jumping king of Sochi
After his win on the normal hill, Kamil Stoch was also the best on the large hill at the Olympic Games in Sochi. The Pole is now the third ski jumper, after Matti Nykaenen (1988) and Simon Ammann (2002/2010) who won both individual competitions at one Olympic Games. [read more]

14.02.2014

Michael Hayboeck also wins second qualification in Sochi
Like already on the normal hill, Michael Hayboeck also won the qualification for the Olympic competition on the large hill. The Austrian scored 124.8 points with his jump on 131 m and came in ahead of the two Japanese Daiki Ito and Reruhi Shimizu. [read more]

13.02.2014

Kamil Stoch challenged by three athletes
Kamil Stoch underlined his ambitions for a second gold medal also in the second training on the large hill. The normal hill Olympic Champion was first, second and third and the three training rounds on Thursday evening. [read more]

12.02.2014

Freund and Prevc with the best training jumps
After the exciting normal hill competition on Sunday, the jumpers enjoyed two days off before the first official training on the large hill was held on Wednesday evening. [read more]

11.02.2014

Carina Vogt is the first Olympic Champion in ladies' ski jumping
Carina Vogt is the first ever Olympic Champion in ladies' ski jumping, Sara Takanashi could not win a medal. Silver and bronze went to Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria and French Coline Mattel [read more]

10.02.2014

Takanashi and Iraschko-Stolz neck and neck
Sara Takanashi and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz also set the standards in the third and final official training of the ladies at the Olympic Games in Sochi. [read more]

09.02.2014

Kamil Stoch takes the Gold
Kamil Stoch is the new Olympic Champion on the normal hill. He took the clear win in the first ski jumping competition at the Games in Sochi ahead of Peter Prevc and Anders Bardal and is now the second Polish Gold medalist after Wojciech Fortuna 1972 and the third medalist of Poland at the Winter Games. [read more]

08.02.2014

Michael Hayboeck wins normal hill qualification
Michael Hayboeck won the qualification for the Olympic competition on the normal hill. The Austrian scored 128.6 points with his jump on 101 m and came in 0.7 points ahead of Andreas Wank. [read more]

07.02.2014

COC-M: Victory for Klemens Muranka
The men's Continental Cup is held in Iron Mountain (USA) this weekend. A total of three competitions will take place on the Pine Mountain Ski Jump in Michigan from Friday to Sunday. [read more]

06.02.2014

Deschwanden, Shimizu and Hayboeck the best in the first training
The first training for the Olympic competition on the normal hill in Sochi took place under perfect conditions. No wind, - 2°C and a breathtaking view at the RusSki Gorki Ski facility in Sochi provided an appropriate framework for the start of the ski jumping competitions. [read more]

06.02.2014

Mario Stecher third Nordic Combined flag bearer
After Jason Lamy Chappuis for France and Todd Lodwick for the USA, a third Nrdic Combined athlete has been chosen to carry the flag of his country at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi tomorrow: Mario Stecher. The 36-year-old Austrian only came in after his brother-in-law, alpine skier Benny Raich who was originally chosen to carry the flag had to delay his arrival in Sochi due to health reasons. [read more]

05.02.2014

Todd Lodwick to carry the flag for the U.S. team
And so Nordic Combined got another flag bearer: The U.S. Ski Team's Todd Lodwick received the ultimate honor from his fellow Olympians, being named flag bearer for Team USA. The Olympic silver medalist and World Champion in Nordic Combined will lead the American team into the stadium Friday at his record sixth Winter Olympics. No other American has competed in six Winter Games, the most for any athlete worldwide. [read more]

05.02.2014

The wait is over: Sochi 2014 is here!
For most of the athletes, service crews and coaches, new is the moment they have been waiting for during the past years: the Olympics are here! The next three weeks will decide about victory and defeat, about payback for long hours of training and about who enters his name into the history book of sports. [read more]

04.02.2014

Ski Jumping in Sochi - An overview
Ski Jumping at the Olympics - FIS. [read more]

03.02.2014

Hills in Sochi are almost ready
On Thursday things will get serious for the ski jumpers at the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014 with the first official training at 8:30 pm local time (5:30 pm CET).  About three days before the start, the facility in the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center is almost ready. [read more]

03.02.2014

Alexandra Pretorius injured again
Alexandra Pretorius injured her knee again and will not be able to compete in the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, this was announced by the Canadian Olympic Committee on Sunday. [read more]

02.02.2014

Fiemme 2014 Team Gold goes to Austria
At the grand final of the FIS Junior World Championships in Val di Fiemme 2014, the team from Austria has also grabbed the last gold medal. Bernhard Flaschberger, Martin Fritz, Fabian Steindl and Philipp Orter showed a convincing performance and crossed the finish line 4.5 seconds before the silver medallists from Germany. [read more]

02.02.2014

Kamil Stoch outstanding in Willingen
Kamil Stoch also won the second competition in Willingen in an impressive manner and presented himself in an amazing shape just one week before the Olympic Games. With jumps on 147 m and 145 m and 271.4 points Stoch came in clearly ahead of Severin Freund and Peter Prevc and is now again the overall World Cup leader. [read more]

02.02.2014

Tenth win for Sara Takanashi
Sara Takanashi took her tenth win in the 13th event this season and so the competition in Hinzenbach was a successful test for the Olympic Games for her. With jumps on 88.5 m and 92.5 m and a total of 245.2 points the Japanese clearly won ahead of local hero Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, who jumped on 89 m twice for 238.4 points and repeated her second place of the day before. [read more]

01.02.2014

JWSC: Gold for the team of Poland
The final ski jumping competition at this year's Junior World Championships in Val di Fiemme was the men's team event on Saturday evening. The win in this competition went to the favorites of Poland, followed by Austria and Norway. [read more]

01.02.2014

Third win this season for Kamil Stoch
World Champion Kamil Stoch won the first ski jumping World Cup competition in Willingen. With jumps on 139.5 m and 145.5 m the Pole scored a total of 263.2 points and took his third win this season. Local hero Severin Freund gave the 15 000 spectators reason to celebrate with his second place, only one point behind the winner. Freund jumped on 139 m and 147.5 m. [read more]

01.02.2014

Sara Takanashi on top again
Sara Takanashi won the first World Cup competition in Hinzenbach (AUT) with jumps on 87 m and 90 m. With 231.7 points the Japanese came in ahead of Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, who finished second in her home event. With jumps on 82 m and 90.5 m she was 4.8 points behind the winner. [read more]

01.02.2014

Philipp Orter makes it a double at Fiemme2014
Philipp Orter has crowned himself double Junior World Champion in today's 5 kilometre-Individual Gundersen competition. In an exciting photo finish, the Austrian finished 0.1 seconds ahead of David Welde from Germany who extended his medal collection and claimed a silver today. The bronze medal went to fellow Austrian Martin Fritz who crossed the finish line 1.8 seconds after Orter. [read more]

29.01.2014

"It's all or nothing at the Junior World Champs for me!"
With only 18 years, Finnish rising Nordic Combined athlete Ilkka Herola has already seen one full World Cup season, top ten ranks, two Junior World Championships (including a silver medal) and the World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. [read more]

29.01.2014

Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Willingen
For the 22nd and 23rd time, Willingen hosts an individual World Cup event. For the first time since 2003, Willingen will host two World Cup events in one weekend. [read more]

28.01.2014

Sara Takanashi wins JWSC
Third title for Takanashi: You have to think for a moment before you realize that Sara Takanashi, who is dominating this winter's ladies' World Cup, is only 17 years old and so still allowed to compete at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships. In Val di Fiemme, Italy, Takanashi won her third gold medal at an FIS JWSC: She already won in Erzurum (TUR) 2012 and Liberec (CZE) 2013. [read more]

28.01.2014

Simon Ammann flag bearer for Switzerland
Huge honor for Simon Ammann: The four-time Olympic Champion will carry the Swiss flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. [read more]

27.01.2014

Olympic Teams for Sochi
Ski Jumping teams for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014. [read more]

27.01.2014

Schmitt will come to Willingen
Recently there were rumors about whether Martin Schmitt will end his great career at the World Cup in Willingen (GER), now the speculation will pick up steam again. [read more]

27.01.2014

Athlete of the Week: Christoph Bieler (AUT)
While the Austrian team did not have that much to smile about in the first half of the season, it seems as if before Sochi, head coach Christoph Eugen's squad is slowly but surely getting into swing as seen this weekend in Oberstdorf with four athletes (Bieler, Denifl, Stecher and Gruber) in the Top Ten in the individual competition on Sunday and a third rank in the team event on Saturday. [read more]

27.01.2014

Center stage for the juniors
After the last World Cup weekend before Sochi is history, it's time to give the center stage to Nordic Combined's juniors at the Junior World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Again, the fight for medals, podium places and personal start rights to the World Cup is on at the venue of the World Ski Championships from 2013. [read more]

26.01.2014

Iraschko-Stolz takes second win in Planica
With her second win at the World Cup in Planica, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz is now among the top favorites for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Like already on Saturday, the Austrian was followed by Sara Takanashi and Carina Vogt. [read more]

26.01.2014

Slovenia sweeps the podium in Sapporo
Jernej Damjan, Peter Prevc and Robert Kranjec took a triple victory for Slovenia in Sapporo. With jumps on 138 m and 134 m and a total of 255.0 points, Jernej Damjan celebrated his first win in the World Cup. Only 0.6 points behind the winner, Peter Prevc extended his lead in the overall World Cup with 124 m and 137.5 m. [read more]

26.01.2014

Eric Frenzel unbeatable in Oberstdorf
Eric Frenzel claimed the victory in the last Individual Gundersen competition before the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. He beat Norway's Jan Schmid after a sprint for the finish line by 0.5 seconds. They were joined on the podium by Akito Watabe (JPN) who was back on top after an influenza and finished 4.6 seconds afte Frenzel. [read more]

25.01.2014

Iraschko-Stolz beats Takanashi
Two weeks before the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz took her first win this season. In Planica, where the World Cup was moved from Ljubno, the Austrian won with jumps on 100 m and 102.5 m and 261.5 points clearly ahead of World Cup leader Sara Takanashi and Carina Vogt. [read more]

25.01.2014

Peter Prevc took a clear win in Sapporo
Peter Prevc and Jernej Damjan took a double victory for Slovenia in Sapporo. The third place went to local hero Noriaki Kasai. Prevc, for whom it was the second win in the World Cup, scored a total of 294.6 points with his jumps on 137 m and 134.5 m and had a lead of 17.6 points over his teammate. [read more]

25.01.2014

Home victory for Team Germany in Oberstdorf
Team Germany has handed in a very good application for a Sochi team medal by winning the last team event before the season highlight in front of their home crowd in Oberstdorf today. Eric Frenzel skied the victory into the finish on the last leg of the race, crossing the finish line 1.3 seconds before Jason Lamy Chappuis from the second-placed team of France. Team Austria claimed the third and remaining podium rank. [read more]

24.01.2014

Green light for Willingen
Despite the lack of snow in Central Europe the organizers of the World Cup in Willingen (GER) early February got the green light for carrying out the competitions. [read more]

24.01.2014

Ladies' training in Planica canceled
The official training for the ladies' World Cup in Planica (SLO) on Friday had to be canceled. [read more]

24.01.2014

Andreas Kofler wins qualification in Sapporo
The World Cup weekend in Japan started with the qualification on the Okurayama hill in Sapporo on Friday. The best in this round was Andreas Kofler, followed by Tomaz Naglic and Danny Queck. [read more]

24.01.2014

Yoshito Watabe wins the PCR in Oberstdorf
The last competition weekend before the Olympic Games in Sochi is now officially opened and the first to write down his name in the winner's list is Japan's Yoshito Watabe. With a strong jump of 132.5 metres he accumulated 135 points and took the win ahead of Austria's Wilhelm Denilf (130 m; 133 p.). The third rank went to Christoph Bieler who jumped 130.5 metres (132.4 m). [read more]

23.01.2014

Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Sapporo
Sapporo host their 63rd and 64th individual World Cup event. This venue has been visited ever since the first World Cup in 1979/80. Hirokazu Yagi (JPN) won the first event, on 12 January 1980. [read more]

23.01.2014

Additional World Cup competition in Lahti
As a replacement for the individual competition that was canceled in Kuusamo (FIN) on November 30th, 2013, there will be an additional competition in Lahti (FIN) late February. [read more]

23.01.2014

Òhomas Morgenstern wants to compete in Sochi
On Thursday, Thomas Morgenstern spoke about his current state of health and the plans for the future for the first time since his serious fall at the ski flying World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf about two weeks ago. [read more]

23.01.2014

Behind the scenes with … Nik Huber (NOR)
"I have not regretted one minute of working in Nordic Combined!" Nordic Combined was nothing that Austrian special jumper turned success-coach of Austrian ski jumping legend Wolfgang Loitzl ever wanted to work in in this life. [read more]

22.01.2014

Snow from Titisee-Neustadt to Willingen
As in most parts of central Europe, it's also not really winter right now in Willingen, and these weather conditions are causing problems for the organizers of the World Cup competitions there. In order to prepare the hill, snow is now transported to Willingen with trucks. [read more]

22.01.2014

Oberstdorf - The last battle before Sochi
When the Nordic Combined World Cup will hit the German venue of Oberstdorf for one more Individual Gundersen and a Team Event, it will not be only a regular World Cup weekend. For many of the participants, high stakes are riding on these competitions, as the last tickets to Sochi are battled out. [read more]

22.01.2014

Whistler Olympic Park appointed National Training Center
The Whistler Olympic Park will be a National Training Center for ski jumping and nordic combined, this was announced by Whistler Sport Legacies, Ski Jumping Canada and Nordic Combined Canada on Tuesday. [read more]

22.01.2014

Bardal Norwegian Champion, Tande earns ticket to Sochi
Anders Bardal, winner of the last World Cup competition in Zakopane on Sunday, also took the win in the Norwegian championships on the large hill in Lillehammer on Tuesday, ahead of Anders Fannemel and Rune Velta. [read more]

21.01.2014

Sarah Hendrickson started jumping again
World Champion Sarah Hendrickson started jumping training again about five months after she suffered a serious knee injury. [read more]

21.01.2014

"We have to dare to think in new ways!"
This could be the best winter ever for Norwegian Haavard Klemetsen who is collecting podium positions and ski jumping wins en masse and will be going to Sochi to represent his country in the ripe old age of 35 next. Fis-ski.com talked the the TRIPLE runner-up about the plans for the Norwegian Olympic team until the Games start, his Seefeld weekend and why it is important keep the hunger for development in the discipline of Nordic Combined. [read more]

21.01.2014

Further Olympic selections made
Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Switzerland and Slovenia nominate teams. [read more]

20.01.2014

Athlete of the Week: Eric Frenzel
After the new Nordic Combined TRIPLE delighted fans and media alike on the past weekend, there is also probably not one superlative that has not been used to describe our Athlete of the Week Eric Frenzel. The 25-year-old quite literally made a triple out of the TRIPLE by winning all three competitions of the weekend. [read more]

20.01.2014

Quotas for Olympic Games in Sochi published
70 athletes will compete in the men's competitions in the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center, in the women's individual competition the maximum athletes' quota is 30. The maximum quota per National Olympic Committee (NOC) is five for the men and four for the women. [read more]

20.01.2014

Germany and Norway announce Olympic teams
The first Nordic Combined TRIPLE is history and now the focus has turned to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The winter's dominating nations of Germany and Norway announced their respective starters for Sochi. [read more]

19.01.2014

Anders Bardal wins difficult competition in Zakopane
Rain, wind, water in the inrun, long breaks, final round canceled: The individual competition in Zakopane offered everything that's not fun in ski jumping. But with Anders Bardal at least there was a winner after almost three hours. The Norwegian took advantage of the good conditions during his jump and won with 131.5 m and 127.0 points ahead of Peter Prevc and Richard Freitag. [read more]

19.01.2014

COC: Markus Eisenbichler on top again
After Nejc Dezman of Slovenia won both Continental Cup competitions on the normal hill in Sapporo, Germany's Markus Eisenbichler took both wins on the large hill this weekend. 
[read more]

19.01.2014

Sara Takanashi keeps on winning
Once again there was one round only, and once again Sara Takanashi of Japan took the win. Zao 2014 will be remembered by spectators and athletes as a windy, and on Sunday also snowy, event. [read more]

19.01.2014

Eric Frenzel takes home the first ever TRIPLE win
Eric Frenzel made Nordic Combined history and added another big title to his growing collection of achievements. The German was uncontested in the traditional Nordic Combined event with two jumps and 15 kilometres of cross-country skiing. [read more]

18.01.2014

Frenzel does the double: victory on TRIPLE-Day 2
The second day of the Nordic Combined TRIPLE in Seefeld is history and the competition couldn't be more exciting. Overall leader Eric Frenzel took today's win after one jump and 10 kilometres of cross-country skiing and crossed the finish line 26.4 seconds ahead of his closest adversary, teammate Johannes Rydzek who moved up on rank two in the TRIPLE ranking. The third rank went to Magnus Moan from Norway who finished 27.6 seconds after Frenzel. [read more]

18.01.2014

Peter Prevc secured the win for Slovenia
The Slovenian team won the last team competition before the Olympic Winter Games. With a total of 1059.6 points Robert Kranjec, Jurij Tepes, Jernej Damjan and Peter Prevc finished ahead of the German team. After the first round the Slovenes were only fourth. Austria came in third. [read more]

18.01.2014

COC: First win for Markus Eisenbichler
The winning streak of the Slovenian team in the Continental Cup is over. Germany's Markus Eisenbichler won the third competition in Sapporo this weekend, the first on the large hill, ahead of Junshiro Kobayashi and Simen Key Grimsrud. [read more]

18.01.2014

Takanashi outstanding again
Seventh win in the eighth competition this season for Japanese Sara Takanashi in Zao (JPN). And Takanashi was so superior to the others, that she won although her hands touched the snow and she got very low judges' marks. 104 m - 110.8 points for Takanashi. [read more]

17.01.2014

COC: Double victory for Slovenia
Nejc Dezman also won the second Continental Cup competition in Sapporo and captured the fourth win in a row for the team of Slovenia. Like already on Thursday, the second place was also shared by two athletes on Friday, this time Robert Hrgota and Takanobu Okabe. [read more]

17.01.2014

Michael Hayboeck the best in the qualification in Zakopane
Austrian Michael Hayboeck won the qualification for Sunday's individual competition in Zakopane on Friday evening. With a jump on 128 m (143.4 points) Hayboeck took the win ahead of the surprisingly strong Russian Mikhail Maksimochkin (130.5 m; 135.2 points) and Germany's Andreas Wank (124.5 m; 135.1 points). [read more]

12.01.2014

COC: Rok Justin wins again
In the second Continental Cup competition in Courchevel Rok Justin of Slovenia could follow up on his performance of the day before and he once again took the win. [read more]

12.01.2014

Next home win for Takanashi
Sara Takanashi also won the second ladies' World Cup competition in Sapporo, Japan. The overall World Cup leader, who took her sixth win in the seventh competition this season, scored a total of 240.1 points with her jumps on 97 m and 91 m and had a clear lead of 20.3 points over second-placed French Coline Mattel. [read more]

11.01.2014

COC:First win this season for Rok Justin
After a longer break due to the cancelation in Wisla (POL) the Continental Cup continues this weekend in Courchevel (FRA). The win in the first competition there went to Rok Justin.
[read more]

11.01.2014

Noriaki Kasai writes history
With his first win in the World Cup since more than ten years Japanese Noriaki Kasai is now the oldest winner in World Cup history. At age 41 (41 years, seven months and four days to be exact) the ski flying World Champion of 1992 won with jumps on 196 m and 197 m and a total of 391.6 points ahead of the 20 years younger Slovene Peter Prevc and record World Cup winner Gregor Schlierenzauer. [read more]

11.01.2014

Takanashi outstanding in first home competition
After her first defeat this season, Sara Takanashi is now back on track and won the first of four home competitions in Japan. In Sapporo, the overall World Cup leader came in first with jumps on 99 m and 94.5 m and a total of 254.5 points, followed by Carina Vogt and Irina Avvakumova. [read more]

10.01.2014

Thomas Morgenstern in intensive care
After his fall in training at the ski flying event in Bad Mitterndorf, Thomas Morgenstern is now treated in a hospital in Salzburg. Morgenstern suffered a serious cranial injury and a lung contusion. [read more]

10.01.2014

World Champion Kranjec wins qualification - Fall of Morgenstern
A serious fall of Austrian Thomas Morgenstern clouded the first day of ski flying at the Kulm. Morgenstern fell in the second training round at 100 m, lost his consciousness and slided down the landing area of the ski flying hill. [read more]

09.01.2014

Wisla: Preparations in full swing
After the Continental Cup in Wisla was canceled early January due to a lack of snow and mild temperatures, nothing shall now stand in the way of the World Cup next week. [read more]

08.01.2014

Diethart will not go ski flying
4-Hills-Tournament winner Thomas Diethart will take a break after this great success and will not take part in the ski flying event in Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf in front of his home crowd this weekend. [read more]

08.01.2014

4-Hills: A commentary by Sascha Brand
First of all: Thomas Diethart is a well-deserved winner of the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament. The cool way the young athlete of Hinzenbach took this title - impressive. The way his parents were excited and cheering him on with the plush pig - adorable. This guy is fun, hopefully also in the future. The 62nd edition of this ski jumping spectacle once again proved one thing: The 4-Hills-Tournament follows its own rules. And there is no "typical 4-Hills winner". [read more]

06.01.2014

Newcomer Thomas Diethart wins the 4-Hills-Tournament
Thomas Diethart won the 62nd International 4-Hills-Tournament. With his win in the final competition in Bischofshofen ahead of Slovenia's Peter Prevc and his teammate Thomas Morgenstern, he won the most prestigous title in ski jumping in his eighth World Cup competition. [read more]

06.01.2014

Athlete of the Week: Tim Hug (SUI)
When Tim Hug said in a TUESDAY TALK at the beginning of the season that he believes he has what it takes to be among the top athletes of his discipline, he probably would not have believed how close some tangible proof of that belief would be. With an incredibly strong performance on the weekend in Chaikovskiy he secured a fourth place and an incredible first Swiss World Cup win since Hippolyt Kempf in 1994, sending the media in Nordic Combined "developing country" Switzerland into overdrive and also making him into our Athlete of the Week. [read more]

06.01.2014

Successful premiere: The "to-beat" line
Rarely ever an innovation was fully accepted as fast as the new laser line (to beat line) in ski jumping. The so-called "to beat line", which is projected on the landing area and indicates the distance an athlete needs to jump to take the lead to the spectators in the stadium and the TV viewers, has soon become an audience favorite. [read more]

05.01.2014

Chaikovsky: First World Cup victory for Avvakumova
Local heroine Irina Avvakumova won the second World Cup competition in Chaikovsky, Russia, on Saturday and so broke the winning streak of Sara Takanashi from Japan, that lasted since the beginning of this season. [read more]

05.01.2014

Willi Denifl wins second competition in Chaikovskiy
The win in the second Individual Gundersen competition in Chaikovskiy went to Austria's Wilhelm Denifl. After a dominant race, he crossed the finish line first, putting 22.4 seconds between him and his closest adversary, Bjorn Kircheisen from Germany who claimed rank two. With rank three, Miroslav Dvorak from the Czech Republic also made the jump onto the podium again, 22.6 seconds behind Denifl, only losing out narrowly to Kircheisen in a finish line sprint. [read more]

05.01.2014

Facts and figures about the 4-Hills final
Thomas Diethart (AUT) leads the Four Hills tournament standings with one hill remaining.
At 21 years and 315 days on Monday, Diethart can be the youngest winner of the tournament since Janne Ahonen (FIN) won the first of his five titles at age 21 years and 240 days in 1999. [read more]

05.01.2014

Peter Prevc wins qualification in Bischofshofen
In absence of Simon Ammann, Slovenia's Peter Prevc won the qualification for the final event of the 4-Hills-Tournament in Bischofshofen. Overall leader Thomas Diethart came in second, followed by Anders Jacobsen. "I'm very satisfied with my jump because it was a lot better than in training. I'm really looking forward to the competition, everything is possible", said Prevc. With the longest jump of the day on 140 m and 147.5 m Prevc took the win and will face Japanese Taku Takeuchi, who skipped the qualification, in the K.O. round. [read more]

04.01.2014

Avvakumova breaks the spell
Irina Avvakumova celebrated her first win in the World Cup in front of her home crowd in Chaikovsky, Russia and was the first to beat Sara Takanashi this season. The Japanese won all four competitions in this Olympic winter so far. [read more]

04.01.2014

Tim Hug conquers the cold in Chaikovskiy
It was cold in Chaikovskiy, Russia and the Nordic Combined athlete who was able to cope best with the tough conditions was Tim Hug. The Swiss claimed his first ever World Cup win in the first Individual Gundersen competition from the normal hill by passing the finish line 5,7 seconds ahead of Germany's Bjorn Kircheisen. Miroslav Dvorak from the Czech Republic also made the jump onto the podium. He arrived in the finish 8,3 seconds after the leader. [read more]

04.01.2014

First win in the World Cup for Anssi Koivuranta
Anssi Koivuranta surprisingly won his first ski jumping World Cup competition. At the leg of the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament the Finn showed an outstanding jump in the first round and won ahead of Simon Ammann and Kamil Stoch. [read more]

03.01.2014

Denifl claims the PCR victory in Chaikovskiy
With a great jump of 101 metres, Austria's veteran Wilhelm Denifl won the PCR in Chaikovskiy today. With a total of 125.8 points, he beat out Russian local hero Evgeniy Klimov who followed on rank two with 98,5 metres and 118.2 points. Switzerland's Tim Hug also had a great jump of 99 metres and took rank three with a total of 117.6 points. The Top Ten were completed by Tobias Simon and Wolfgang Bosl, Russia's Niyaz Nabeev, Miroslav Dvorak, Lukas Klapfer and Karl-August Tirmaa. [read more]

03.01.2014

Takanashi's winning streak continues in Chaikovsky
Sara Takanashi also took the win in the fourth ladies' World Cup competition this season. The Japanese won the first of two competitions in Chaikovsky (RUS) with jumps on 99 m and 96.5 m and 232.6 points close ahead of Germany's Carina Vogt. With 100.5 m and 98.5 m, Vogt came in only 0.9 points behind the winner. Local hero Irina Avvakumova was third and achieved her third podium result in a row. [read more]

02.01.2014

Behind the scenes with… Tomas Kurik (SLO)
Though being a relatively small discipline, the Nordic Combined family still consists of people with all kinds of backgrounds doing all kinds of jobs. One of them is Tomas Kurik who works as a wax tech for the Slovenian Nordic Combined team. The former biathlete who competed for the Czech team started working in Nordic Combined two years ago after having worked as a wax tech in the Czech Continental Cup team before. [read more]

02.01.2014

About somebody who surprised everyone
A fourth and sixth place in the two World Cup competitions in Engelberg (SUI) right before the Christmas break of the ski jumpers were outstanding for someone who was not really competing in the World Cup so far. His two appearances during the 4-Hills-Tournament 2011 can be called insignificant. [read more]

02.01.2014

Half-time at the 4-Hills - Will Schmitt retire?
Simon Ammann is travelling to Innsbruck with a positive feeling: "What's important for me is, that I can also achieve a good result like this third place if the performance was not so good. I moved up also in the overall World Cup. Of course you always want to show two great jumps and win the New Year's competition. But I can deal with that. I'm glad that I'm consistent now and I'm very happy about my second jump. [read more]

02.01.2014

Four Hills Tournament. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 01.01.2014
Photos by Daniela Richter

01.01.2014

From Russia with Love - The year 2014 starts in Chaikovskiy
It is off to new shores for Nordic Combined as the Russian venue of Chaikovskiy will see its premiere on the World Cup circuit as the first competition of 2014. Chaikovskiy is located in the Russian district of Perm Krai on the river Karna, about 235 kilometres southwest of Perm. The town is named after the Russian composer Pjotr Illytch Chaikovskiy who was born in a nearby smaller town. [read more]

01.01.2014

Diethart and Morgenstern conquer Garmisch-Partenkirchen
With his first win in the World Cup, Thomas Diethart took the lead in the overall ranking of the 4-Hills-Tournament at the New Year's competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. While his parents were moved to tears in the audience, the 21-year-old could hardly believe what just happened: "It's great. It's fantastic to show such good jumps. Everything just works well for me right now. The atmosphere is an additional motivation, I'm enjoying it." [read more]

01.01.2014

Four Hills Tournament. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 31.12.2013
Photos by Daniela Richter

31.12.2013

COC in Wisla canceled
The two men's Continental Cup competitions, scheduled for January 4th and 5th, 2014, had to be canceled due to bad weather conditions with warm and strong wind and mild temperatures. [read more]

30.12.2013

Thrilling Continental Cup opener in the U.S.
About three weeks after the World Cup opening it finally also was "Ready, set, go!" for the Continental Cup athletes who started their season in the USA. For the sixth time, the Continental Cup returned to Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow in early December to get the season underway. [read more]

30.12.2013

Roman Koudelka back in the World Cup
Good news from Roman Koudelka. The Czech will return to the World Cup in the qualification for the New Year's competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. [read more]

30.12.2013

Four Hills Tournament. Oberstdorf (GER). 29.12.2013
Photos by Daniela Richter

30.12.2013

Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ammann can be first Swiss jumper to win back-to-back 4H events
Simon Ammann (SUI) won the Four Hills opener in Oberstdorf and goes for his second straight win on Wednesday. [read more]

30.12.2013

Mixed emotions after the competition in Oberstdorf
The athletes were obviously in different moods after the first competition of the 4-Hills-Tournament in Oberstdorf. [read more]

30.12.2013

Fairall and Jerome win US Olympic trials
Nick Fairall and Jessica Jerome won the Olympic Trials of the US ski jumping teams in Park City and so both already earned their spots on the team for Sochi. [read more]

29.12.2013

Simon Ammann wins 4-Hills opener
The first competition of the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament in Oberstdorf provided many surprises. Four-time Olympic Champion Simon Ammann took the win in front of 25,000 fans. Norwegian World Champion Anders Bardal still has to wait for his first win during the 4-Hills, but his second place today put him in a good position for the rest of the tournament. Surprisingly, Slovenia's Peter Prevc and Thomas Diethart of Austria shared third place. [read more]

29.12.2013

4-Hills: Schlierenzauer vs. Stoch
Stoch or Schlierenzauer? After the training and the qualification for the opening event in Oberstdorf the bookmakers agree. The winner of the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament will either be Kamil Stoch or Gregor Schlierenzauer. [read more]

29.12.2013

Lodwick wins sixth nomination to U.S. Olympic team
Olympic silver medalist Todd Lodwick earned an historic nomination to his sixth Olympic team Saturday with a victory at the 2014 Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined at Utah Olympic Park. Lodwick is the first American athlete to be nominated to a sixth Olympic team. No Winter Olympian from any nation has competed in more than six. [read more]

28.12.2013

COC: First win for Manuel Poppinger
After their triple win on Friday, two Austrians were also on the podium in the second Continental Cup competition in Engelberg. This time Manuel Poppinger triumphed ahead of Daniel-Andre Tande (NOR) and his teammate Manuel Fettner. [read more]

28.12.2013

Favorites are looking forward to 4-Hills-Tournament
Less than 24 hours before the start of the qualification for the opening event on the 4-Hills-Tournament in Oberstdorf, some of the favorites where already looking ahead. Kamil Stoch, Gregor Schiierenzauer and three Norwegians were in a good mood at the opening press conference. [read more]

28.12.2013

Manuela Malsiner: "A very important season for all girls"
Over the last years the number of competitors in World Cups has grown and so the latest competitions were attended by the large number of 70 jumpers. While a handful of jumpers is fighting for victory, an even larger group struggles to pass qualification or to see the second round. To get an insight what's happening in that second row, Ladies-Skijumping.com intern Frederik Clasen talked within the World Cup weekend in Hinterzarten to Italy's junior hope Manuela Malsiner. [read more]

27.12.2013

Thomas Morgenstern will take part in the 4-Hills
Thomas Morgenstern has recovered from his serious fall in Titisee-Neustadt (GER) and will be able to compete in the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament starting on Saturday in Oberstdorf. [read more]

27.12.2013

Nordic Combined counting down to its TRIPLE
While Ski Jumping and Cross-Country are gearing up for their respective season highlights, the Four Hills Tournament and the Tour de Ski, the suspense is still building a little bit slower in Nordic Combined… but nor for long! As soon as the Nordic "colleagues" have left the center stage, a new season highlight is ready for takeoff: the Nordic Combined TRIPLE. [read more]

27.12.2013

COC: Triple win for Austria
The winning streak of the Austrians in the Continental Cup continued also in Engelberg. Manuel Fettner won the first competition in Switzerland ahead of his teammates Manuel Poppinger and Simon Greiderer. [read more]

26.12.2013

W. Schuster: We want to play our part in this ski jumping festival
The German Ski Association (DSV) will go into the 4-Hills-Tournament, that starts on Saturday with the qualification in Oberstdorf, with a team 13 jumpers. Among them also four-time World Champion Martin Schmitt. [read more]

25.12.2013

Many favorites for the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament
The 62nd edition of the 4-Hills-Tournament in ski jumping promises to be as exciting as it hasn't been in a while. After the course of the World Cup winter so far, there are more favorites than ever. The group of potential 4-Hills winners is lead by World Cup leader Kamil Stoch of Poland and second-placed serial winner Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer. [read more]

24.12.2013

"I demand a lot from myself!"
Things haven't been easy for Austrian team leader and King of the Summer, Berni Gruber. After a smashing summer and a good winter preparation, the good results simply didn't want to come since the beginning of the season. To fis-ski.com, "Berni the Burner" spoke about being hard on oneself, the Austrian team spirit and the Road to Sochi and the Nordic Combined Triple.
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24.12.2013

Facts & Figures about the 4-Hills-Tournament
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) has won the last two Four Hills tournaments. Schlierenzauer can become the second man to win the tournament in three consecutive seasons and the first to do so in 45 years. Björn Wirkola (NOR) won it in 1967, 1968 and 1969. [read more]

24.12.2013

Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Oberstdorf
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) has made the podium in the last eight Four Hills events – all four in each of the last two seasons. The last time he missed a Four Hills podium was when he came 23rd in Bischofshofen in 2011, coming off an injury. [read more]

23.12.2013

Athlete of the Week: Lukas Klapfer (AUT)
If we would be talking about 27-year-old Lukas Klapfer in other teams, we would probably be saying "one of the more experienced athletes". In the Austrian team, Klapfer is still among the young ones with veterans Mario Stecher, Wilhelm Denifl, Christoph Bieler and also Bernhard Gruber, who are all above 30 years old, manning the helm of the Austrian ship for many years now. [read more]

23.12.2013

FIS implements new laser projection in Oberstdorf
Premiere in Oberstdorf: For the first time ever in the ski jumping World Cup, the so-called Best-to-beat laser line will be implemented at the opening event of the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament (Dec. 28th and 29th). The virtual colored laser line will be projected across the landing area and visually indicates to the spectators in the stadium how far an athletes has to jump to take the lead. So far this virtual line was only shown on TV, but not live in the ski jumping arenas. [read more]

22.12.2013

Stoch completes Polish festival in Engelberg
With his second win this season, Kamil Stoch gave an early Christmas present to the Polish fans. In Engelberg (SUI) the overall World Cup leader beat Andreas Wellinger (GER) and yesterday's winner Jan Ziobro (POL). Despite his lead after the first round, record World Cup winner Gregor Schlierenzauer, missed the podium in fourth. [read more]

22.12.2013

Jason Lamy Chappuis strikes back in Schonach
The second Individual win of the Schonach weekend went to Jason Lamy Chappuis. After a strong race in stormy, rainy weather, he crossed the finish line 0.7 seconds ahead of local hero Johannes Rydzek. Third place went to Japan's Akito Watabe again who finished 1,1 seconds after the winner Lamy Chappuis. [read more]

22.12.2013

Winning streak of Sara Takanashi continues
Sara Takanashi showed her outstanding position in ladies' ski jumping also in the second competition in Hinterzarten. With jumps on 96 m and 98 m and a total of 239.9 points she won clearly ahead of Russian Irina Avvakumova and Carina Vogt of Germany. [read more]

22.12.2013

Takanobu Okabe on the team for the 4-Hills
Surprise in the Japanese team: Veteran Takanobu Okabe will be competing in the upcoming 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament. [read more]

21.12.2013

Schonach's Schwarzwaldpokal goes to Magnus Moan
Magnus Moan is back. The 30 year-old Norwegian won today's prestigious competition crossing the finish line 4,3 seconds ahead of teammate Haavard Klemetsen who claimed the third second-place in a row. They were joined on the podium by Akito Watabe (JPN) who beat out third Jan Schmid (NOR) in a sprint for the finish line and finished 5,1 seconds after Moan. [read more]

21.12.2013

First win in the World Cup for Jan Ziobro
Jan Ziobro surprised in Engelberg on Saturday by taking his first win in the World Cup. In front of 7000 spectators the 22-year-old won ahead of his Polish teammate Kamil Stoch and Anders Bardal of Norway. [read more]

21.12.2013

Takanashi wins also in Hinterzarten
Japanese Sara Takanashi also won this winter's second World Cup competition. In Hinterzarten in Germany's Black Forest the 17-year-old jumped on 101 m and 105 m and with a total of 266.8 points she won ahead of Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz and Russian Irina Avvakumova. [read more]

21.12.2013

COC-M: Michael Hayboeck keeps on winning
Like already on the day before, the athletes of Austria and Slovenia were also battling for the top ranks in Saturday's Continental Cup in Lahti. At the end the Austrians came out on top and took a double win. [read more]

21.12.2013

Jacqueline Seifriedsberger suffers ACL tear
Bad news for Jacqueline Seifriedsberger: The Austrian suffered a serious knee injury during her fall in the training in Hinterzarten. [read more]

20.12.2013

Haavard Klemetsen claims next PCR win
Haavard Klemetsen took the victory in the Provisional Competition Round in Schonach. The Norwegian set the longest jump of the day with 103 metres and claimed a seven-second-lead on this winter's most successful athlete so far, Eric Frenzel. [read more]

20.12.2013

Demong wins last home Continental Cup
Olympic champion Bill Demong has also taken the victory in the last Contintental Cup taking place in Utah Olympic Park /Soldier Hollow. The American local hero crossed the finish line 23 seconds earlier than yesterday's winner Tomaz Druml. Frechman Hugo Buffard claimed the last spot on the podium, finishing 41 seconds after Demong. [read more]

20.12.2013

Krzysztof Biegun wins Gold at the Universiade
Krzysztof Biegun, Sami Niemi and Junshiro Kobayashi won the medals in the final ski jumping competition at the Universiade in Trentino (ITA). [read more]

20.12.2013

Helena Olsson Smeby best in the qualification
Under good conditions and temperatures of about +2°C, Helena Smeby of Norway won this winter's second ladies' qualification in Hinterzarten (GER). She won with 99.5 m and 121.6 points close ahead of Atsuko Tanaka (CAN, 99 m/120.5 points) and Irina Avvakumova (RUS, 99.5 m/120.4 points). [read more]

20.12.2013

COC-M: Next win for Michael Hayboeck
Two competitions on the famous large hill in Lahti are on the schedule of the men's Continental Cup this weekend. The first event on Friday evening became a duel between Austria and Slovenia. [read more]

20.12.2013

Wolfgang Loitzl wins qualification in Engelberg
Veteran Wolfgang Loitzl won the qualification in Engelberg Friday afternoon. The Austrian took the win ahead of Klemens Muranka and Thomas Diethart. [read more]

20.12.2013

Harri Olli makes his comeback in the COC
Harri Olli returns to the international ski jumping stage this weekend. The Finn will be competing in the Continental Cup in Lahti. [read more]

20.12.2013

Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Engelberg
Four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann (SUI) could be competing for the last time on his home hill in Engelberg this weekend. [read more]

19.12.2013

Behind the scenes with … Adam Perreault (USA)
Next to ski jumping and cross-country coaches, the athletes in Nordic Combined have experts to take care of all fields influencing the performance. One big, important part is surely the job of physiotherapist in charge of the rehabilitation and health issues of the sportsmen. [read more]

19.12.2013

Druml wins second U.S. Continental Cup
Austria is back on top, at least in Continental Cup. Tomaz Druml won the second Individual Competition in Utah Olympic Park / Soldier Hollow. Druml managed to turn yesterday's result and crossed the finish line 10.6 seconds ahead of U.S. veteran Bill Demong, Italy's Lukas Runggaldier took another podium, finishing third, 12.3 seconds after Druml. [read more]

19.12.2013

Kamil Stoch honorary ambassador for "Athletes for Children"
Kamil Stoch was named honorary ambassador of the "Athletes for Children" Foundation. Before his departure for Switzerland, the reigning World Champion from Val di Fiemme took part in a press conference, during which he donated his helmet in order to raise money in a charity auction. [read more]

18.12.2013

Schonach all set for a merry little Christmas World Cup!
Schonach is gearing up for the most magical period of the year and this time, the cosy little town in Germany's picturesque Black Forest landscape will have the added excitement of the World's best Nordic Combined athletes stopping added to the glittering Christmas period. [read more]

18.12.2013

Poland takes another gold at Universiade
Szczepan Kupczak, Pawel Slowiok and Adam Cieslar (POL) won the Nordic Combined's Team Gundersen (HS106 / 3x5 km FT) at the 26th Winter Universiade Trentino 2013. [read more]

18.12.2013

Demong wins Continental Cup opener
Olympic Champion Billy Demong sprinted to victory over Italy's Lukas Runggaldier and Austria's Tomaz Druml at the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at 2002 Olympic venue Soldier Hollow. [read more]

18.12.2013

Universiade: Team-Gold to Russia and Poland
After the men's and ladies' individual competitions on the normal hill took place in Predazzo last weekend, the mixed-team competition and the men's team competition were held at the Universiade on Tuesday and Wednesday.  [read more]

18.12.2013

Winter season opened in Lahti - All-clear for the COC
The next two Continental Cup competitions will take place in Lahti on the upcoming weekend. The large hill there was ready on Wednesday and some athletes, among them Janne Ahonen and Olli Muotka, used the opportunity for some training jumps. [read more]

18.12.2013

Changes on the Austrian and Norwegian World Cup teams
There will be changes on the teams of Austria and Norway for the World Cup in Engelberg (SUI) on the upcoming weekend. [read more]

17.12.2013

"To share a podium with a teammate is beautiful!"
It's a good thing that there is truth to the saying that after rain comes sunshine. Who better to discuss that topic with than Italy's Alessandro Pittin who returned to the podium after going through a rough patch in the last winter with multiple injuries and the disappointment of not performing well at his "home" World Championships in Val di Fiemme. To fis-ski.com, the 23-year-old talked about how special it is to share this experience of success with a teammate, getting over his injuries and further goals. [read more]

17.12.2013

Program FIS World Cup Engelberg and Hinterzarten
Program for the FIS World Cups in Engelberg (Men) and Hinterzarten (Ladies)
You can find the invitations for the FIS World Cups here [read more]

17.12.2013

Team Japan will not compete in Engelberg
It was a goosebumps moment when 41-year-old Noriaki Kasai was called to the podium during the second victory ceremony in Titisee-Neustadt. Enthusiasm out of sympathy and respect for the way he presented himself at the hills over the past years and made so many friends. Kasai is part of a Japanese team that hasn't been as strong as this winter in a long time. [read more]

16.12.2013

4-Hills-Tournament with record prize money
With record prize money of about CHF 315 000, and a new jackpot-rule for the winner of the qualifications, the 4-Hills-Tournament enters a new dimension this winter. The organizers announced that the traditional ski jumping series (December 28th to January 6th) will award a prize money of € 2 000 to the winner of the qualification round. [read more]

16.12.2013

Auguri Shimizu makes it two medals at Universiade
Aguri Shimizu won the second gold medal for Japan in the Winter Universiade Trentino 2013. The 21-year-old is a marketing student at Senshu University in Kanagawa. He triumphed in the Nordic Combined mass-start competition, with a score of 268.5, edging two Polish athletes, Adam Cieslar (267,1) and Pawel Slowiok (262,2), who ranked sixth and second, after the 10km Cross-Country race. [read more]

16.12.2013

Athlete of the Week - Haavard Klemetsen (NOR)
Something about the saying "Wine is getting better with age" can certainly also be transferred to our Athlete of the Week: Haavard Klemetsen. The 34-year-old Norwegian has been on the World Cup circuit for over ten years but his results in the overall have definitely getting better and better in the last four of them. Currently lying in seventh, Klemetsen is well on his way to another top result for the season 2013/14. [read more]

16.12.2013

OPA: Second Seefeld-win goes to Fabian Steindl
Austrian local hero Fabian Steindl was able to take the victory in the second Individual Gundersen competition of the OPA Cup weekend in Seefeld on Sunday. Steindl crossed the finish line 23,4 seconds ahead of overall leader Terence Weber and fellow Austrian Thomas Wolfgang Joebstl who finished 29,6 seconds after Steindl. Saturday's winner Bernhard Flaschberger did not convince on the jumping hill but skied a strong race to a final fourth rank. [read more]

15.12.2013

Good news from Thomas Morgenstern
Good news came from the hospital after the fall of Thomas Morgenstern on Sunday, his injuries are probably not as bad as originally throught. [read more]

15.12.2013

Sami Niemi and Katja Pozun win Gold at the Universiade
On Saturday evening Finland's Sami Niemi and Katja Pozun of Slovenia won the gold medals in ski jumping at the Winter Universiade in Trentino (ITA). [read more]

15.12.2013

Eric Frenzel keeps on winning
Ramsau am Dachstein's Individual Gundersen competition went to Eric Frenzel. The German claimed his third win this season 5.3 seconds ahead of  Haavard Klemetsen (NOR). The podium was completed by Mikko Kokslien (NOR). [read more]

14.12.2013

COC-M: Victory for Michael Hayboeck
Due to heavy snowfall in Rena, organizers were not able to prepare the large hill on Saturday and so the competition was held on the normal hill. [read more]

14.12.2013

Thomas Morgenstern triumphs in Titisee-Neustadt
With his first win in the World Cup in almost two years, Thomas Morgenstern is now definitely back among the world's elite. With jumps on 143.5 m and 139 m and 284.1 points the Austrian won in Titisee-Neustadt ahead of World Champion Kamil Stoch (POL) and four-time Olympic Champion Simon Ammann (SUI). [read more]

14.12.2013

COC-L: Norwegians dominate second competition
After Anette Sagen already won this winter's first ladies' Continental Cup competition on Friday, the local hero was also clearly the best on Saturday. She won ahead of her teammates Gyda Enger and Anna Odine Stroem. [read more]

14.12.2013

OPA: Flaschberger wins in Seefeld
At the same time as the World Cup athletes were gathered in Ramsau am Dachstein, the OPA Alpen Cup also started into its winter season in Seefeld. Strong skier Bernhard Flaschberger skied his way to victory from an intermediate seventh rank and crossed the 6,2 seconds ahead of David Welde and Terence Weber, both from Germany. [read more]

14.12.2013

Kokslien/Graabak sprint to victory in Ramsau
It was a Norwegian day in Ramsau am Dachstein! The first Team Sprint of the season is history and Team Norway I took the victory. Mikko Kokslien and Jørgen Graabak finished the race 8,2 seconds ahead of Team Norway II (Klemetsen/Krog). Rank three went to the team from Italy consisting of Samuel Costa and Alessandro Pittin who finished 8,8 seconds after the winners. [read more]

13.12.2013

COC-M: Jernej Damjan wins in Rena
Jernej Damjan won this winter's first Continental Cup competition in Rena ahead of Stefan Hula of Poland and Austrian Manuel Poppinger. [read more]

13.12.2013

COC-L: Two Norwegians ahead in Notodden
The hosts of Norway celebrated a double victory at the Continental Cup in Notodden. Anette Sagen won ahead of her teammate Gyda Enger and Alissa Johnson of the USA. [read more]

13.12.2013

Kamil Stoch wins the qualification in Titisee-Neustadt
World Champion Kamil Stoch of Poland won Friday's qualification in Titisee-Neustadt ahead of Simon Ammann of Switzerland and local hero Andreas Wank. [read more]

13.12.2013

Adam Cieslar wins Universiade Individual Gundersen
Poland's Adam Cieslar has taken the victory at the first Nordic Combined competition of the Universiade in Trentino. Today, the Individual Gundersen race was on schedule and Cieslar crossed the finish line 10,1 seconds ahead of Johannes Wasel from Germany. The podium was complete by Aguri Shimizu from Japan. [read more]

13.12.2013

Haavard Klemetsen claims PCR win in Ramsau
Norwegian jumping sensation has returned to the top of the ski jumping results list! The 34-year-old won today's PCR in Ramsau am Dachstein ahead of fellow veteran and jumping specialist Christoph Bieler and Eric Frenzel. [read more]

13.12.2013

Ladies Nordic Combined gaining momentum in Russia
Right before for the first Russian World Cup stop in Chaikovskiy, there is also the first major news to be announced about the development of Ladies Nordic Combined in Russia. The region of Perm, where Chaikovskiy is also located is spearheading a new female Nordic Combined movement with currently 55 girls training to change the future face of the discipline. [read more]

12.12.2013

Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Titisee-Neustadt
Schlierenzauer can be first man with 8 seasons of 3+ WC wins>> Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) has won two of the four individual World Cup events so far this season. [read more]

12.12.2013

All-clear for Engelberg
The snow conditions won't cause problems for the last World Cup before Christmas. On Thursday it was announced that the preparations in Engelberg (SUI) are in full swing. [read more]

12.12.2013

Behind the scenes with … Holger Bauroth (GER)
As we were talking to a jumping coach for "Behind the scenes with…" last week, it seems quite natural to now get the "other" Nordic Combined perspective, the one focussed on the cross-country part. And who better to ask then German cross-country coach Holger Bauroth who actually spent all of his active and coaching career in cross-country before changing to Nordic Combined only three years ago. [read more]

11.12.2013

Werner Schuster: "We will give our all in Neustadt"
After the World Cup opening in Klingenthal, the German jumpers can now look forward to competitions in front of their home crowd again. So far a German athlete was on the podium in every individual competition in the World Cup this winter, of course this raises the expectations for the upcoming home events in Titisee-Neustadt. [read more]

11.12.2013

The heat is on at cosy Ramsau am Dachstein!
After a thrilling opening of the 2013/14 season ins Scandinavia, the Nordic Combined World Cup returns to middle Europe and the snow-covered peaks of the Austrian Dachstein range. At the foot of the mighty Dachstein glacier, the third World Cup weekend of the season will take place and with it the first Team Sprint of the season. [read more]

11.12.2013

Positive snow control for Continental Cup opener
The traditional big oversees opening of the Continental Cup season in Soldier Hollow / Par City can take place as planned. Today's snow report came back positive. Snow controller Alan Johnson: "Everything is in great condition here and we are 100% ready!". Good news for the Continental Cup athletes who are as eager as their World Cup counterparts to start their season. [read more]

10.12.2013

Preparations for the COC in Lahti are on track
Ten days from now the men's Continental Cup will take place in Lahti. Two individual competitions on the large hill will be held at this traditional venue in Finland, and the preparations for the event are on track. [read more]

10.12.2013

Important information for visitors of the Olympic Games in Sochi
The organizers of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014 published a digital spectator guide providing useful information for the visitors of the Olympics. This guide can be found on the official website of the Winter Games, it will be updated regularly and it comprises six sections. [read more]

10.12.2013

4-Hills: Warning of overpriced tickets
The boom in ticket sales for the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament gives the organizers of the ski jumping highlight reason to warn the fans of buying overpriced tickets: "We advise everyone to buy the tickets through the official Print@home-Ticketservice on our website www.vierschanzentournee.com. Here you get the official tickets with a best price guarantee", explaines general secretary Stefan Huber (Oberstdorf). [read more]

10.12.2013

TT - Tim Hug: "Nordic Combined has been my anchor!"
Being a Nordic Combined athlete isn't always easy and it's even harder when you have no teammates around you to compare to and train with - everyday life for Swiss athlete Tim Hug whose team consists of him and the two C-cadre athletes Jan Kirchhofer and Christian Erichsen only. [read more]

09.12.2013

Athlete of the Week - Akito Watabe (JPN)
People looking for the last Japanese champion of Nordic Combined have for some years now been going back to the mid-1990ies, to the golden era of Kenji Ogiwara and his Olympic and World Championship wins. Slowly but surely, they don't have to look in the past anymore. [read more]

08.12.2013

Severin Freund celebrates first win of season
Severin Freund spoiled the party for the Norwegians. With his first win this season, the German prevented the triumph of local hero Anders Bardal in Lillehammer. Daiki Ito crowned an outstanding weekend for the Japanese team with his third place. It was the fourth podium result for Nippon in the fourth competition in Lillehammer. [read more]

08.12.2013

Strong Frenzel victory in Lillehammer
Nordic Combined superstar Eric Frenzel has grabbed the victory in the second Individual Gundersen competition in Lillehammer today. The German finished a whopping 52 seconds earlier than Magnus Krog from Norway. They were joined on the podium by Japan's Akito Watabe who crossed the finish line 52,6 seconds after Frenzel. [read more]

07.12.2013

Gregor Schlierenzauer wins high-class competition
World Cup win 52: The first individual competition in Lillehammer couldn't have gone any better for Gregor Schlierenzauer. With a great jump on 105.5 m he already had a clear lead after the first round, a normal jump on 97 m in the final was then enough to take the win with 288.5 points. [read more]

07.12.2013

Sara Takanashi keeps on winning
Sara Takanashi won the first competition of the Ladies' Ski Jumping World Cup this season. The defending overall World Cup champion took the win in Lillehammer with jumps on 102 m and 96.5 m and 286.0 points. [read more]

07.12.2013

Raven Yip not seriously injured
Good news from Raven Yip. The young Canadian, who fell during Friday's training in Lillehammer, didn't suffer any serious injuries. [read more]

07.12.2013

The World Champion strikes back - Jason Lamy Chappuis wins in Lillehammer
And the first win in Lillehammer goes to… Jason Lamy Chappuis. The Frenchman crossed the finish line 13,5 seconds ahead of Akito Watabe from Japan. The podium was completed by local hero Mikko Kokslien from Norway who finished 18,3 seconds after Lamy Chappuis. [read more]

06.12.2013

Japanese remain the specialists for mixed team events
The team of Japan, with Yuki Ito, Daiki Ito, Sara Takanashi and Taku Takeuchi, won this winter's first mixed team competition. With a total of 942.1 points they took a clear win ahead of Austria and Norway. [read more]

06.12.2013

Richard Freitag: Comeback with qualification win
In his first competition after his injury break, Richard Freitag presented himself in a very strong shape and won the qualification in Lillehammer ahead of Kamil Stoch and Karl Geiger. [read more]

06.12.2013

PCR in Lillehammer cancelled
The Provisional Competition Round in Lillehammer had to be cancelled due to the conditions with strong and changing winds. [read more]

05.12.2013

4-Hills: Preparation of the hills already in progress
More than three weeks before the opening event in Oberstdorf (December 29th), it's already clear that the first highlight of the season for the ski jumpers, the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament, can take place. The organizers announced on Thursday that there's enough snow to start preparing the hills in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen. [read more]

05.12.2013

Behind the scenes with… Falko Krismayr (AUT)
If you had to think of a motto for the the season 2013/14, it would probably be "closer than ever"! This winter, there will be more interviews, more looks behind usually closed doors, more personal interaction with the Nordic Combined athletes on TV, on this website and our other communication channels to transport the fascination that is Nordic Combined. [read more]

05.12.2013

All-clear for Titisee-Neustadt and Notodden
While the men's and ladies' World Cup in Lillehammer is in the center of attention this weekend, the preparations for the upcoming events are of course in full swing already. [read more]

05.12.2013

Ski jumping: Japanese teen gets jump on Olympic history
She's only 17 and barely five feet tall, but schoolgirl ski jumper Sara Takanashi is already eyeing her second world title and could be set to make history at the Sochi Winter Olympics. [read more]

04.12.2013

Back to the Norwegian bastion - Lillehammer up next!
After an impressive show of Norwegian strength at the Nordic Opening in Kuusamo, there can hardly be a more interesting place the Nordic Combined World Cup could go to on this upcoming weekend than Lillehammer. The traditional venue of the famed 1994 Olympics will wait with two Individual Gundersen competitions, a new cross-country venue and a brand-new concept. [read more]

04.12.2013

Janne Leskinen named Secretary General of Lahti 2017
Janne Leskinen, CEO of Ski Sport Finland, was announced as Secretary General of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti (FIN). Leskinen will begin his new position in spring 2014 shortly after the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (RUS). [read more]

04.12.2013

Ladies’ Ski Jumping enters 3rd World Cup season
Another exciting ladies’ Ski Jumping World Cup season will get underway this coming weekend. Norway’s Lillehammer will play host to the first event of the FIS Ski Jumping ladies’ World Cup presented by Viessmann on 6th and 7th December 2013. Theoverall World Cup champion will be crowned in Planica (SLO) at the season finals on 22nd March 2014. [read more]

04.12.2013

Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Lillehammer
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) holds the record of four individual World Cup wins in Lillehammer and can extend it this weekend. [read more]

04.12.2013

Richard Freitag is back on the German World Cup team
Richard Freitag will be back on the German team for the World Cup in Lillehammer. He takes the place of Maximilian Mechler. [read more]

04.12.2013

Eddie the Eagle makes ski jumping comeback 16 years after coming last in Winter Olympics
Daredevil Eddie the Eagle Edwards revealed today he is preparing to risk life and limb again by making a one-off return to ski jumping. [read more]

03.12.2013

Program FIS World Cup Lillehammer
Program for the FIS World Cup in Lillehammer (NOR), Lysgardsbakken
You can find the invitation for the FIS World Cup in Lillehammer here: [read more]

02.12.2013

Athlete of the Week: Evgeniy Klimov (RUS)
The winter of 2013/14 has started off with an exciting Nordic Combined weekend in the wintry climes of Kuusamo, Finland and it has certainly shown a couple of "new" faces for this upcoming Olympic season already. One of these faces is Russia's Evgeniy Klimov. After a long period of bad results, the Russian team seems to have surfaced again, just in time for the home Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. [read more]

01.12.2013

Team Norway rides the wave of success
After having two athletes on the podium yesterday, Haavard Klemetsen, Magnus Krog, Mikko Kokslien and Joergen Graabak won today's Nordic Combined team event at the Nordic Opening in Ruka. [read more]

01.12.2013

Martin Koch: Giving his all in his last season
For the first time in many years, Martin Koch was not part of the Austrian World Cup team at the season opening this winter. But despite this disappointment the veteran does not loose sight of his goals for this winter, that is a very important one for him. [read more]

30.11.2013

Second competition in Kuusamo canceled
Difficult weather conditions with strong wind and slight snowfall made in impossible to carry out the second competition in Kuusamo. [read more]

30.11.2013

Frenzel starts where he left off - on top!
World Champion and overall World Cup winner Eric Frenzel has stared where he left off last season and won the first race of the winter 2013/14. He finished 3,5 seconds ahead of Joergen Graabak, the third rank went to Graabak's teammate Magnus Krog (+6,9). [read more]

29.11.2013

Russia's Evgeniy Klimov wins first PCR of the season
After the Summer Grand Prix introduced Russia's Evgeniy Klimov as Nordic Combined's new jumping senstation, it looks as if the 19-year-old is there to stay. Klimov won today's first PCR of the season quite clearly ahead of Norway's jumping specialist Haavard Klemetsen and Austria's Wilhelm Denif. [read more]

29.11.2013

Gregor Schlierenzauer wins with outstanding final jump
Gregor Schlierenzauer won the second individual competition this season. With an outstanding jump on 143 m in the final the defending overall World Cup champion moved up from 15th to first with a total of 273.2 points. He jumped on 128.5 m in the first round. [read more]

28.11.2013

Too windy in Kuusamo: Training and Qualification canceled on Thursday
After the turbulent World Cup opening in Klingenthal last weekend, the ski jumpers also had to deal with difficult conditions on the first day in Kuusamo. [read more]

27.11.2013

Sochi ski jump venue fully ready for 2014 Winter Olympics
With Sochi Games around the corner, the construction is complete at the Mountain Carousel ski resort, which will become one of the key venues in the Alpine skiing program at the 2014 Winter Olympics in February. [read more]

27.11.2013

Going in with a bang: Season 2013/14 gets underway in Kuusamo!
The wait is over! From this weekend on it will be all about races, results, points and podiums again for the elite of the Nordic Combined athletes when their season starts in Kuusamo, Finland. [read more]

27.11.2013

Facts & Figures about the World Cup in Kuusamo
Wellinger can set German age-podium record >> Eighteen-year-old Andreas Wellinger (GER) finished second in Klingenthal on Sunday for his third career individual World Cup podium. [read more]

27.11.2013

Anders Bardal and Tom Hilde will skip the World Cup in Kuusamo
The two Norwegian stars Anders Bardal and Tom Hilde will not travel to Kuusamo for the next World Cups, instead they will prepare themselves for the upcoming home events in Lillehammer next week. [read more]

27.11.2013

Nordic Combined World Cup starts with a bang
International Ski Federation - Kuusamo, Finland - - The wait is over! From this weekend on it will be all about races, results, points and podiums again for the elite of the Nordic Combined athletes when their season kicks off in Kuusamo, Finland again. [read more]

27.11.2013

How Bundled-Up Winter Olympians Can Try to Match Summer Games' Star Power
As the Winter Olympians train for the Sochi games in February, many hope their performance will result in endorsement gold. Through the decades, Winter Olympians such as Dorothy Hamill, Picabo Street, Dan Jansen, Apolo Ohno and Shaun White have capitalized on their gold-medal wins by lining up strategic marketing partners. [read more]

26.11.2013

TT - Magnus Krog: "Kuusamo gives me that extra touch of excitement!"
The new season is so close, you can actually already feel it and who better to check-in with this shortly before the kick-off than Norway's Magnus Krog. The 26-year-old really likes the World Cup opener in Kuusamo and has been a fixture on the podium for two years in a row now. in TUESDAY TALK, he tells us why that is, what he has done over the summer and how being part of a team as strong and the Norwegian one feels like. [read more]

26.11.2013

No serious injuries: Andreas Kofler will compete in Kuusamo
Andreas Kofler suffered only minor injuries in his fall on Sunday in Klingenthal and will be able to compete again already in Kuusamo. [read more]

26.11.2013

German Ski Federation nominates Kuusamo-team
As one of the last teams, the German Ski Federation has named their starters for the upcoming World Cup in Kuusamo. [read more]

26.11.2013

Finnish home team names selection for Kuusamo
After a lot of other teams already named their competitors for the first World Cup weekend in Kuusamo, head coach Petter Kukkonen now also published his team for the upcoming days. [read more]

26.11.2013

Team Austria on the way to Kuusamo
The Austrian team is now ready, set and on the way to Kuusamo. After a last mini-camp in Rovaniemi to make the first snow jumps of the winter, the team of head coach Christoph Eugen will now travel to Ruka where they will pass the last days until the season kick-off. [read more]

26.11.2013

Citizens vote for a new hill in St. Moritz
A citizen's decision in Swiss St. Moritz was made in favor of the new construction of Olympic hill. Thus the way was cleared for the new HS 106, which shall be ready by 2015-2016. [read more]

26.11.2013

Kuusamo is ready for the World Cup
After the turbulent World Cup opening in Klingenthal there's not much time to relax for everyone. The World Cup continues already on Thursday with the training and qualification in Kuusamo. [read more]

26.11.2013

Grand Prix. Oberstdorf (GER). AUG 2013. Photos by Daniela Richter

Grand Prix. Hinterzarten (GER). JUL 2013. Photos by Daniela Richter

Grand Prix. Hinterzarten (GER). JUL 2013. Photos by Daniela Richter

Grand Prix. Hinterzarten (GER). JUL 2013. Photos by Daniela Richter

Continental Cup in Stams (AUT), Part II. 29-30 June. Photos by Daniela Richter

Continental Cup in Stams (AUT), Part I. 29-30 June. Photos by Daniela Richter

Continental Cup. Neustadt (GER), 26-27/01/2013. Photos by Daniela Richter

World Cup. Hinterzarten (GER). 11-13/01/2013. Photos by Daniela Richter

World Cup. Schonach (CHE). 05-06/01/2013. Photos by Daniela Richter

World Cup. Schonach (CHE). 04-06/01/2013. Photos by Daniela Richter

Four Hills Tournament, 29/12/2012-06/01/2013. Photos by Daniela Richter

25.11.2013

Norwegian starters for World Cup opener nominated
The Norwegian Ski Federation just named the seven athletes who will be going to Kuusamo for the season opening on the upcoming weekend. [read more]

25.11.2013

Slovenian team (almost) set for Kuusamo
After the Italian and Russian team, the Slovenian World Cup team has now also been named. Head coach Primoz Triplat will bring Mitja Oranic, Marjan Jelenko and Gasper Berlot to fill the three World Cup quota places, plus one additional athlete which Triplat will nominate later for the team competition on this upcoming Saturday. [read more]

25.11.2013

New cross-country track in Trondheim almost complete
The winter season is almost upon us and while the the teams make the last preparations in various places all over the world, the OCs are also busy with getting everything in order for the time when the World's top Nordic Combined athletes will stop by in their venue. [read more]

25.11.2013

Copper Peak ski jump looks for comeback to world stage
It’s been nearly 20 years since athletes soared into the sky off the Copper Peak ski jump near Ironwood, Mich. But change is in the air. [read more]

25.11.2013

Krzysztof Biegun wins dramatic World Cup opener
A total of 20 00 fans saw a spectacular Ski Jumping World Cup opening in Klingenthal. Krzysztof Biegun (POL) took the win in this winter's first individual World Cup event. [read more]

24.11.2013

Mother Nature hands Biegun first ever World Cup win
Poland ski jumper Krzysztof Biegun didn’t mind the weather affecting the competition in Klingenthal as he claimed his maiden World Cup victory. [read more]

24.11.2013

Olympic season 2013/14 - ready, set, go!
Part II: The road to Sochi and the overall World Cup. [read more]

23.11.2013

Slovenia wins first competition of the season
The Slovenian team won the opening event of the World Cup in Klingenthal. With 540.6 points, Jurij Tepes, Robert Kranjec, Jaka Hvala and Peter Prevc took the win ahead of Germany (528.3 points) and Japan (523.6 points). The Polish team closely missed the podium as fourth with 521.1 points. Favourites Austria finished fifth (499.8 points) and Norway was sixth (461.6 points). [read more]

23.11.2013

Kokslien wins in style at Norwegian nationals
Mikko Kokslien has added a new win to his collection: the 28-year-old secured his national title in a dominating fashion after the ski jumping competition ahead of Magnus Moan and Ole Martin Storlien. [read more]

22.11.2013

Piotr Zyla wins qualification at the World Cup opening
On the opening day of the ski jumping season 2013/14, the teams of Poland and Germany picked up where they left off in the FIS Grand Prix 2013. After dominating the events this summer, they showed their strength also against the world's best jumpers and took six of the top 11 spots in the qualification. [read more]

22.11.2013

Who Said Girls Can’t Jump?
First there was the struggle to make women’s ski jumping an Olympic sport. Now the American team just wants to win. [read more]

22.11.2013

Green light for Kuusamo
While the World Cup opening is held in Klingenthal this weekend, the preparations for the competitions in Kuusamo next week are in full swing. [read more]

22.11.2013

Magnus Moan: "Hopefully Sweden is going to open its eyes to Nordic Combined!"
When the Nordic Combined World Cup will stop at Falun as the last venue of the 2013/14 season, it will mean a return to Swedish soil after 15 years of World Cup absence. And while Sweden is a very strong nation in cross-country skiing, Nordic Combined is a very small sport in the Scandinavian country. [read more]

21.11.2013

Positive snow control for Kuusamo
Only one week to go until the season opening 2013/14 in Kuusamo and the snow on location will not be a problem. Today, the FIS snow control gave the green light for the competitions, both on the hill and on the cross-country track. [read more]

20.11.2013

Konica Minolta intensifies FIS Sponsorship
Konica Minolta extended its engagement as “Official Data Sponsor” for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in 2013/14 and added the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup through the 2015/16 season. The sponsorship will bring Konica Minolta to 56 ski events in eleven countries in Europe and Asia. [read more]

20.11.2013

The German team is looking forward to the home events this weekend
The World Cup opening is something special for all ski jumpers, this year this applies first and foremost to the German athletes. They can look forward to compete against the best in the world in two home events right at the beginning of the season. [read more]

20.11.2013

Janne Ahonen: "I need this pressure"
When the 2013/14 World Cup season begins on Friday with the official training and the qualification in Klingenthal, one man will be especially in the center of public interest: Finnish ski jumping legend Janne Ahonen. The 36-year-old starts his second comeback in the World Cup this weekend. [read more]

20.11.2013

Facts about the World Cup opening in Klingenthal
Austria looks to re-establish team dominance
>> Austria has dominated team ski jumping for most of the last decade, but failed to win the Nation's Cup last season for the first time since 2003/04. [read more]

20.11.2013

Audi new partner of FIS Nordic Combined World Cup
Audi is extending its commitment in international winter sports to a new level. The Ingolstadt-based auto brand is now the main sponsor of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. [read more]

19.11.2013

TT - Jason Lamy Chappuis: "I like competitions with a lot of pressure!"
Triple overall winner, Olympic champion, multiple World Champion, flag-bearer: Nordic Combined superstar Jason Lamy Chappuis has achieved what others only dream of, still he is as hungry for success as ever. In this edition of TUESDAY TALK, the Frenchman explains why he can go for more Gold in Sochi, how his experiences as an advertising testimonial have been and how he experienced being named the French flag-bearer for the Sochi opening ceremony! [read more]

19.11.2013

No jumping due do warm weather in Lillehammer
Although the winter was well on its way a couple of days ago, autumn apparently isn't quite ready to let go for this year as the Norwegian, French and Austrian team who had picked Lillehammer as their training/competition venue had to see. [read more]

18.11.2013

4-Hills-Tournament: High demand for tickets
Earlier than in the previous years, the German ski jumping fans are in anticipation of the first major winter sports highlight of the season. There's already a huge demand for tickets for the opening event of the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament in Oberstdorf (Dec. 28th/29th) even before the World Cup season kicks off in Klingenthal late November. Tickets for the 4-Hills opener are on sale online via the Print@Home-Ticketservice, all categories are still available. [read more]

18.11.2013

Russian team set for World Cup opener
After participating in the Finlandia Veikkaus Cup in Roveniemi together with the nations of Finland, Poland, Belarus and Estonia, the Russian team has set its focus on the World Cup kickoff in Kuusamo. Head coach Dmitry Dubrovskiy summed up his conclusions after the race and also named the Russian starters for the Ruka Nordic Opening. [read more]

18.11.2013

Olympic season 2013/14 - ready, set, go!
Part I: From Kuusamo to the Triple. [read more]

17.11.2013

Atmosphere and audience were decisive for Klingenthal
For many it came as a surprise, that the 2013/14 World Cup season starts in Germany and not, as usual, in the far north of Europe. But the officials of the FIS were already thinking about carrying out the opening weekend somewhere else for a while. [read more]

17.11.2013

German team makes first jumps on snow in Klingenthal
A week before the World Cup opening, the hill in Klingenthal is ready. The German team used the opportunity to train in the Vogtland-Arena already on Saturday and was happy about the chance to jump on snow there. [read more]

16.11.2013

Paolo Bernardi resigns as coach of US ladies' team
Only three weeks before the start of the ladies' World Cup season in Lillehammer, Paolo Bernardi surprisingly steps down as coach of the US team around the currently injured World Champion Sarah Hendrickson. [read more]

16.11.2013

Italian teams for Kuusamo and Soldier Hollow named
With the kickoff of both the World Cup and the Continental Cup coming closer and closer, the Italian Ski Federation has named their teams for the openers in Kuusamo, Finland and Soldier Hollow/Utah Olympic Park, USA. [read more]

16.11.2013

Janne Ryyna"nen reigns supreme at first snow competition
Finnish team veteran Janne Ryyna"nen hasn't been in the spotlight much over the summer but now that the winter is here, he's back with a vengeance! The 25-year-old won today's Finlandia Veikkaus Cup which was used as a first international dress rehearsal by the nations of Finland, Estonia, Poland, Belarus and Russia. [read more]

15.11.2013

Winter Universiade less than a month away
One highlight is chasing the next during this Nordic Combined season and after to the World Cup kickoff in Kuusamo, the first title event of the winter is less than a month away: the Universiade in Trentino. [read more]

15.11.2013

Facts about the ski jumping winter 2013/14
Schlierenzauer chases more records as Olympic season begins. [read more]

15.11.2013

Winter is coming - first snow jumps in progress!
It was the opening day of the Olympic season this week as the Utah Olympic Park and the Ounasvaara hill in Rovaniemi opened to ski jumpers Tuesday, Nov. 12 - the first day any jumps in the world were available for training. [read more]

14.11.2013

Austria: Kraft earns sixth spot on the team
With a training camp in Innsbruck and the final summer jumps on the "Bergisel" the Austrian team concluded its preparation for the upcoming season. Following this camp, head coach Alexander Pointner named six athletes on his team for the World Cup opening. [read more]

13.11.2013

Chat with the FIS Race Directors: Walter Hofer
A few weeks before the opening of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup season 2013/14 presented by Viessmann, FIS interviewed Race Director Walter Hofer about the upcoming winter. [read more]

13.11.2013

Ironwood: From ski flying hill to large hill
Currently there are five ski flying hills, on which World Cup events and Ski Flying World Championships are held more or less regularly. [read more]

13.11.2013

Finishing touches for Finnish team in Levi
The Alpine World Cup will stop in Levi, Finland for its next races this upcoming weekend but the slalom specialists are not the only ones making a stop in Lapland: the Finnish Nordic Combined team with head coach Petter Kukkonen was on location for a first skiing camp on snow. [read more]

13.11.2013

Going for the Gold: Billy DeMong
No American had ever won a gold medal in a Nordic event in U.S. Olympic history before Billy DeMong took home gold in Vancouver in 2010. That's just incredible, seeing how this is a sport that dates all the way back to the original Winter Olympics in 1924. [read more]

12.11.2013

Olympic hopeful Lindsey Van fights for her sport in Winter Games
Just because Lindsey Van has 16 U.S. ski jumping national championships, a world championship, eight international victories and more than 50 top-three finishes internationally doesn't mean there are things she hasn't accomplished. [read more]

12.11.2013

TT - Eric Frenzel: "Kuusamo is something special!"
As the season draws nearer and nearer, of course we had to catch up with World Champion and overall World Cup winner Eric Frenzel. In this edition of TUESDAY TALK, the 24-year-old German talks about the pressure of being the hunted, the excitement of the upcoming season and the hustle and bustle of media and sponsor dates. [read more]

11.11.2013

Preparations in Klingenthal enter crucial phase
The preparations for the World Cup opening of the ski jumpers in Klingenthal entered the crucial phase. [read more]

11.11.2013

FIS World Cup 2013/14 - A winter full of highlights
The 2013/14 winter is a very special one for the the ski jumpers. Besides the 4-Hills-Tournament in Germany and Austria (Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen) from Dec. 29th - Jan. 6th and the Ski Flying World Championships in Harrachov (CZE) from March 13th - March 16th, the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (RUS) are on the schedule from Feb. 7th - Feb. 23rd. This is the top event for the men, for the ladies it even is a historical milestone. [read more]

11.11.2013

Relaxing with Ayurveda: Team Austria on new paths
The last pre-season week with jumping on the Bergisel hill in Innsbruck and roller-skiing in Seefeld is over, as well as ski testing in the ski tunnel in Oberhof and before the team takes off for the first snow jumps in Lillehammer from the 16th of November onwards, head coach Christoph Eugen and his athletes. [read more]

11.11.2013

"The best position in years": Estonian team ready for Olympics
After head coach Tambet Pikkor and his team presented the plans for the season at a press conference in Tallinn earlier in October, the last training camps are now in full swing and everybody is getting ready for the Olympic season. [read more]

08.11.2013

Nordic Combined Media Booklet now available!
The brand-new Nordic Combined Media Booklet with all important information about the World Cup winter 2013/14 is now available! [read more]

08.11.2013

Toni Guggemoos: "Satisfying COC calendar in spite of all difficulties!"
After Race Director Lasse Ottesen spoke about his views on the new season last week, it's now time to check in with Continental Cup Coordinator Toni Guggemoos whose competition circle will kick off overseas with races in the USA later in December. [read more]

07.11.2013

Retirement is off the table for Thomas Morgenstern
After he had to end his difficult 2012/13 season already after the World Championships in Val di Fiemme early March due to a knee injury, Thomas Morgenstern is now more optimistic again when he looks to the future tasks. [read more]

07.11.2013

Norway: Security precautions for fear of terrorism in Sochi
The Olympic Games in Sochi are the big highlight for winter sports in the upcoming season. But for many participants, the anticipation of this major event is mixed with the fear of terrorist attacks in the Caucasus region. [read more]

06.11.2013

Intense activity in Oberstdorf
Even before the start of the World Cup winter, the world's best ski jumpers are already really looking forward to the 4-Hills-Tournament. In the Erdinger-Arena in Oberstdorf, where the opening competition will take place on December 29th, the ski jumpers where continually coming and going in the second week of November. [read more]

06.11.2013

Chat with the FIS Race Directors: Chika Yoshida
With ladies’ Ski Jumping new on the programme of the Olympic Winter Games, the discipline is gearing up for an exciting future. FIS ladies’ Ski Jumping Race Director Chika Yoshida sat down with FIS Newsflash to talk about the next season. [read more]

06.11.2013

Cross-Country and Nordic Combined inspect PyeongChang 2018 Nordic venue
At the end of October 2013, FIS Race Directors Pierre Mignerey and Lasse Ottesen made their first site inspection at PyeongChang (KOR), the host of the Olympic Winter Games in 2018. [read more]

05.11.2013

TT - Watabe & Gruber: "Winning the Summer Grand Prix together was amazing and a lot of fun"
It is well-known that successful athletes are made in the summer time but the way to winter and especially to the Olympics is a long one and it's not always easy to hold onto a good shape. Summer Grand Prix winner Bernhard Gruber knows this all too well from his experience last year. [read more]

03.11.2013

US World Cup team named
A strong group of veterans highlights the 2014 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, named on the cusp of the 2013-14 FIS World Cup season. World Champions and Olympic medalists Billy Demong and Todd Lodwick highlight the team. They are joined on the A team by the rapidly rising Fletcher brothers, Bryan and Taylor. [read more]

02.11.2013

Korean and Japanese World Cup teams were named
Three weeks before the start of the Olympic-Winter 2013/14 the teams from the Far East now announced their competitors for the first World Cups of the season. [read more]

01.11.2013

Clas Brede Brathen has high expectations for his team
Clas Brede Brathen, sports director for ski jumping in the Norwegian Ski Association, is optimistic before the new season and also has high expectations for his team. [read more]

01.11.2013

New clothes and new awardees at German Ski Federation outfitting
Clas Brede Brathen, sports director for ski jumping in the Norwegian Ski Association, is optimistic before the new season and also has high expectations for his team. [read more]

30.10.2013

100 days to go until Sochi 2014
At 20:14 on 29th October, the OMEGA countdown clocks, located in nine Russian cities, struck 100 days to go until the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. It started the final countdown to Russia’s first Olympic Winter Games. [read more]

30.10.2013

Martin Schmitt misses World Cup opener
Three weeks before the World Cup opening in front of their home crowd, the German Ski Association (DSV) now named its team for the two competitions in the Vogtland-Arena in Klingenthal. [read more]

30.10.2013

DSV awards "Golden Ski"
Severin Freund, Carina Vogt and Andreas Wellinger were honored by the German Ski Association (DSV) for their performances over the last year. Severin Freund was awarded with the "Golden Ski" of the German Ski Association for the second time after 2011. [read more]

30.10.2013

Martin Schmitt misses World Cup opener
Three weeks before the World Cup opening in front of their home crowd, the German Ski Association (DSV) now named its team for the two competitions in the Vogtland-Arena in Klingenthal. [read more]

30.10.2013

Anti-Doping Rules applicable for 2014 Olympic Winter Games
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) would like to remind FIS member National Ski Associations about the correspondence from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 29th July 2013, to the National Olympic Committees and International Federationsoutlining the applicable anti-doping rules for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. [read more]

30.10.2013

DSV awards "Golden Ski"
Severin Freund, Carina Vogt and Andreas Wellinger were honored by the German Ski Association (DSV) for their performances over the last year. [read more]

30.10.2013

TT - Ottesen: "One of the most exciting seasons in the history of Nordic Combined"
With the Olympics in Sochi and the brand-new Nordic Combined Triple coming up, Nordic Combined is gearing up for one of its most exciting seasons ever. Race Director Lasse Ottesen sat down with us for the latest TUESDAY TALK to walk us through the most recent developments before the season kicks off in Kuusamo at the end of November. [read more]

30.10.2013

Winter sports: Women’s ski jumping team named
A strong group of veteran women jumpers highlight the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team that was named this week. [read more]

29.10.2013

US ladies team named
Only athlete on the A-Team is World Champion Sarah Hendrickson, who is working on her comeback multiple hours a day after suffering a serious knee injury in August. With Jessica Jerome and Lindsey Van two jumpers were named on the B-Team. [read more]

29.10.2013

Polish Team kicks off winter season
The Polish ski jumpers are slowly wrapping up their preparations for the winter season. On October 27th their agenda included attending a press conference to kick off the 2013/14 winter season. This event could not be complete without the medalists from Val di Fiemme, including World Champion Kamil Stoch, nor the members of the youth representation. [read more]

28.10.2013

Mikko Kokslien wins last summer test race
Mikko Kokslien won the last summer test race of the Norwegian team in Oberstdorf today. After wishing to complete the summer jumping season in a good way (fisnc.com reported), his wish became reality today as he reached the finish line 29 seconds ahead of Jan Schmid and 50 seconds ahead of Magnus Moan. [read more]

28.10.2013

Last summer jumping camp for French team
After the Norwegian team just finished their last jumps on plastic, the French team has also met up at the new summer jumping facility in Chaux-Neuve to make their last jumps of summer. [read more]

28.10.2013

Training break for Anssi Koivuranta
The 25-year-old was diagnosed with this infection when he took a blood test during the training camp of the Finnish team in Oberstdorf, Germany last week. [read more]

28.10.2013

Road to Sochi: Michael Ward Trains for Spot on Nordic Combined Olympic Team
Today, we look at one of three Aspen-area athletes who competes in cross country skiing. Michael Ward is one of the youngest on the US Nordic team. He’s just 20-years-old. Still, he’s hoping to beat the older competition so he can land a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports. [read more]

24.10.2013

"Smooth transition into winter" for Norwegian team
With two training camps in central Europe, Team Norway is making its way into the Olympic winter. After spending some time in Ramsau where a lot of Nordic Combined teams are using the glacier to get the first kilometres of snow under their skis, head coach Kristian Hammer and his squad headed to Oberstdorf for a last jumping camp on plastic this week. [read more]

24.10.2013

North Country gears up for Russia Olympics
There are just about 100 days to go before the Winter Olympics in Russia. Once again this year, athletes from the North Country are expected to be in the running for medals. [read more]

23.10.2013

Dala Horse becomes symbol of Falun 2015
On 21st October 2013, the Dala horse was announced as the official symbol of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun (SWE). In addition, the eagle-owl Bubo will become the children’s mascot. [read more]

23.10.2013

Swedish ski jumping benefits from Falun 2015
The next Nordic World Ski Championships in 2015 will be held in Falun (SWE). For ski jumping in Sweden this is not only an important goal, this major event also increases the chances of a more successful future. [read more]

22.10.2013

Polish team gearing up for Kuusamo
For the first time till March of 2010, a Polish team will be starting in a World Cup team event when this year's winter season kicks off in Kuusamo in about five weeks time. The Polish focus is clearly set on the World Cup this winter, as head coach Jan Klimko said on skipol.pl. [read more]

21.10.2013

Welcome to the new www.fis-ski.com!
Just in time for the kick off of the World Cup and the Sochi 2014 Olympic season, the official FIS website and all the discipline websites have undergone a complete redesign and are now under one umbrella. [read more]

21.10.2013

Team Austria: Wind tunnel test on the way to Sochi
Together with the Austrian special jumping team, the Nordic Combined squad returned to the RTA Rail Tech Arsenal wind tunnel in Vienna to work extensively on flight and inrun positions. A full day of flying and testing was waiting for Bernhard Gruber and co. after the team arrived straight from a training camp in Ramsau, Austria. [read more]

19.10.2013

Colloredo and Runggaldier won Italian Nationals
The winning streak of Sebastian Colloredo at Italian Championships continues, the 26-year-old now won his 16th and 17th national title. [read more]

17.10.2013

Russian nationals in Sochi
"I'm really impressed with what happened here since my last visit. Compared to last December, when the ladies' and men's World Cup took place, everything is almost unrecognizable", Miran Tepes, assistant of FIS race director Walter Hofer, told FISskijumping.com. "Enormous steps were made over the past weeks and months concerning the venues and the infrastructure. Accommodations for more than 100 000 tourists were built in the area, that's a huge number", Tepes told. [read more]

17.10.2013

Forum Nordicum convenes in Ankaran
The 2013 Forum Nordicum, the traditional meeting of the ‘Union of Nordic Ski Journalists’ which is part of the AIPS (‘Association de la Presse Sportive'), was held in Ankaran (SLO) from 13th – 15th October 2013. [read more]

17.10.2013

Falun 2015 ready to go “Beyond all Expectations”
With just under 500 days left until the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden, the Coordination Group met on 10th and 11th October 2013 with an eye on the upcoming test season which will see Falun host four major international events, including the Viessmann FIS World Cup Finals including all Nordic disciplines on 14th – 16th March 2014. [read more]

17.10.2013

Jason Lamy Chappuis to carry flag for French Olympic Team
French Nordic Combined star Jason Lamy Chappuis has been chosen to carry the French flag in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (RUS). The announcement was made by the French Olympic Committee on 14th October 2013. [read more]

17.10.2013

Sochi passes final test for the Olympics
The Russian summer nationals were held this week on the Olympic hills in Sochi. The events took place on the normal and on the large hill in the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center and also served as the final test for the Olympic Games in February. [read more]

16.10.2013

Polish team: Training camp in Croatia
Eleven Polish ski jumpers, Kamil Stoch, Piotr Zy?a, Maciej Kot, Dawid Kubacki, Krzysztof Mietus, Stefan Hula, Jan Ziobro, Klemens Muranka, Bartlomiej Klusek, Krzysztof Biegun and Aleksander Zniszczol, travelled to the seaside resort of Dubrovnik. [read more]

15.10.2013

"SnowKidz" on the Slovenian Coast
Slovenian ski manufacturer Elan in conjunction with the Slovenian Ski Association, Tourism Slovenia and the Bernardin Hotel Group successfully staged White Circus by the Sea. The event constructed an artificial mountain in the heart of the Hotel Bernadrin (Portoroz, Slovenia) 10 meters away from the ocean. [read more]

15.10.2013

Lindsey Van And Nick Alexander win US championships
After his good performances in this year's FIS Grand Prix, Nick Alexander also proved his good shape on the Olympic hill of the Games of 1980. With two jumps on 99 m he showed the best performance in both rounds and took a clear win with a total of 263.5 points. [read more]

15.10.2013

Naglic and Pozun win in Slovenia
In a close and exciting competition, Tomaz Naglic posted jumps on 138 m and 135.5 m and won the Championships with his total of 274.8 points. [read more]

14.10.2013

Armin Bauer grabs Italian national summer title
After winning the winter title this spring, Armin Bauer has also secured the summer national titel in a joint competition with the Slovenian team in Planica and Tarvisio this past weekend. [read more]

14.10.2013

Bill Demong new U.S. summer national champion
Hometown favorite Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) celebrated a weekend homecoming with his ninth national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. [read more]

14.10.2013

USA: Titles to Nick Alexander and Lindsey Van
Nick Alexander won the title at the US National Championships on the normal hill in Lake Placid ahead of Nick Fairall and Anders Johnson. [read more]

13.10.2013

Naglic and Pozun win in Planica
Tomaz Naglic won the title at the Slovenian Championships on the large hill on Sunday in Planica ahead of Matic Kramarsic and Jurij Tepes. [read more]

13.10.2013

Vincent-Descombes and Julia Clair are French Champions 2013
With 127 m and 129.5 m, Vincent Descombes Sevoie posted the longest jump in both rounds and clearly won with his total of 259.7 points. [read more]

13.10.2013

Anders Bardal wins national title
Anders Bardal, third-placed of this year's FIS Summer Grand Prix, showed by far the best jumps in both rounds with 139.5 m and 138.5 m and won the national title with a total of 276.0 points. [read more]

13.10.2013

Andreas Wellinger wins 2013 FIS Grand-Prix
Andreas Wellinger showed two great jumps under windy conditions in the Vogtland-Arena and was already in the lead after the first round with 135.5 m. 133 m in the final earned him 261.9 points and a lead of 4.4 points to Kofler. The Austrian, who started early with bib 14, was in the lead for almost an hour in the first round with 133 m and showed some consistency with a 133.5 m jump in the final. [read more]

13.10.2013

No Ski Flying in Planica
The organizers will not be able to complete the reconstruction of the Letalnica ski flying hill, the venue that has become the mecca of all ski flying fans over the years. That's why they now submitted a proposal to the FIS to carry out all three competitions in March on the new HS 139, located right next to the ski flying hill. [read more]

13.10.2013

Adjustment of the wind compensation
Among other things, two innovations were successfully tested during the course of the Grand Prix 2013, that will now also be included in the competition rules for the 2013/14 World Cup season. This was decided by the FIS Ski Jumping Committee in Zurich. These two rules are concerning the adjustment of the wind/gate compensation. [read more]

12.10.2013

Anders Bardal dominates Norwegian Championships
World Champion Anders Bardal dominated the Norwegian Summer Championships on Saturday on the large hill in Trondheim and clearly won the title ahead of Tom Hilde and Ole Marius Ingvaldsen. [read more]

11.10.2013

Comeback of Bjoern Einar Romoeren
Bjoern Einar Romoeren will take part in two competitions this weekend and make his comeback after almost exactly a year-long break due to injury. [read more]

10.10.2013

Ski Jumping Rules test in summer a success
In Ski Jumping, two innovations concerning the adjustment of the wind/gate compensation, which were tested during the FIS Grand Prix 2013, will be included in the World Cup rules for the upcoming season. [read more]

10.10.2013

Green Light for Nordic Combined Triple
At the Nordic Combined Committee Meeting, the next phase of development for Nordic Combined started. The new Chairman Horst Hu"ttel (GER), came together to evaluate the results of three tests conducted during the Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix 2013. [read more]

09.10.2013

Long break for Richard Freitag
Richard Freitag will be sidelined for weeks due to an ankle injury and so he will miss the first competitions of the upcoming World Cup season. [read more]

08.10.2013

Anette Sagen trained in Szczyrk
From the very beginning, the modernized ski jumping venues of Szczyrk and Wisla have been enjoying great popularity among numerous teams. Thomas Morgernstern trained in Szczyrk and Wisla 2009 before the Olympic Games of Vancouver. The slovenian men’s team also regularly holds training camps here. [read more]

08.10.2013

Adjustment of the wind compensation
For the ski jumpers, the FIS Grand Prix in summer is not only an interesting competition series, but also an important series to test innovations and changes under competitive conditions. [read more]

07.10.2013

Carl Nordin wins Swedish Championships
Also in Sweden national championships were held last weekend at the end of the summer season. The competitions took place on the HS 100 in Oernskoeldsvik. [read more]

06.10.2013

Prevc and Klinec take national titles in Slovenia
With a jump on 106.5 m, Peter Prevc was already in the lead after the first round on his home hill and he then captured the title with the longest jump of the day on 111.5 m in the final and 266.4 points. [read more]

06.10.2013

Simon Ammann and Bigna Windmueller Swiss Champions
The four-time Olympic Champion was the best in both rounds with 118 m and 116.5 m and took the Swiss national title with his total of 267.0 points. [read more]

06.10.2013

Titles in Austria to Kofler and Iraschko
Andreas Kofler, who already presented himself in a very good shape at the last two events of the FIS Grand Prix in Hinzenbach (winner of the qualification) and Klingenthal (second place), took the win on both hills. [read more]

06.10.2013

Marinus Kraus surprises at German Nationals
Marinus Kraus posted jumps on 138.5 m and 127 m on Saturday evening and won an exciting competition with a total of 275.9 points. [read more]

06.10.2013

Christoph Bieler unbeatable in Austrian summer nationals
Two competition days meant two victories for Austrian team veteran Christoph Bieler who claimed the titles on the normal and on the large hill this weekend. [read more]

06.10.2013

New German summer nationals winners: Johannes Rydzek and Riessle & Faisst
Johannes Rydzek and the Team Baden-Wu"rttemberg consisting of Fabian Rie?le and Manuel Fai?t claimed the German national titles in the championships in Oberstdorf this year. [read more]

06.10.2013

PZN launches new Nordic Combined development team
The Polish Ski Association is stepping it up when it comes to the development and promotion of Nordic Winter sports talents, especially in Nordic Combined. [read more]

04.10.2013

No ski flying in Planica
The organizers will not be able to complete the reconstruction of the Letalnica ski flying hill, the venue that has become the mecca of all ski flying fans over the years. That's why they now submitted a proposal to the FIS to carry out all three competitions in March on the new HS 139, located right next to the ski flying hill. [read more]

03.10.2013

Andreas Wellinger wins twice in Klingenthal
Andreas Wellinger showed two great jumps under windy conditions in the Vogtland-Arena and was already in the lead after the first round with 135.5 m. 133 m in the final earned him 261.9 points and a lead of 4.4 points to Kofler. The Austrian, who started early with bib 14, was in the lead for almost an hour in the first round with 133 m and showed some consistency with a 133.5 m jump in the final. [read more]

02.10.2013

Klemens Muranka wins this summer's last qualification
Klemens Muranka of Poland won the qualification round in the Vogtland-Arena with a jump on 137 m and 139.1 points. [read more]

02.10.2013

Kenneth Gangnes underwent successful surgery
The Norwegian, who suffered the same serious injury already for the second time in the last three years, will now stay in the hospital in Innsbruck for a few more days, before the long way back to ski jumping begins again for him. [read more]

02.10.2013

Sarah Hendrickson fights for her Olympic dream
The 19-year-old tore her anterior cruciate ligament and medial colleteral ligament and also injured the meniscus when she fell at the landing of the longest jump of her career so far on 148 m. [read more]

01.10.2013

Miroslav Dvorak double Czech national champion
The Czech national championships were held last weekend in Liberec and it was a big win weekend for Miroslav Dvorak who won both competitions on Saturday (large hill) and Sunday (normal hill) quite clearly. Unfortunately, not many athletes were attending the competitions and even with the participation of five Polish athletes, the starting field only consisted of 16 skiers. [read more]

01.10.2013

German triumph at Alpen Cup weekend in Oberwiesenthal
The local heroes Terence Weber and Jakob Lange wowed the home crowd with two victories at the Alpen Cup weekend in Oberwiesenthal. Over 60 starters from 6 nations had come to Oberwiesenthal to compete for points at this second stage of the Alpen Cup. [read more]

29.09.2013

Wind prevents competition in Hinzenbach
The jury first decided to cancel the trial round and was hoping for the wind to calm down later. Then the start of the competition, originally scheduled for 2:00 pm CET, was then postponed for 30 minutes various times. But the conditions didn't get any better: After the competition was postponed three times the wind didn't calm down. [read more]

29.09.2013

German triumph at Alpen Cup weekend in Oberwiesenthal
The local heroes Terence Weber and Jakob Lange wowed the home crowd with two victories at the Alpen Cup weekend in Oberwiesenthal. Over 60 starters from 6 nations had come to Oberwiesenthal to compete for points at this second stage of the Alpen Cup. [read more]

29.09.2013

Eric Frenzel nominated for "Champion of the Year" award
German Nordic Combined sensation Eric Frenzel has been nominated for the German "Champion des Jahres" award which will be given out on the upcoming Wednesday. As a special feature of this award, the Champion of the Year will not be chosen by the general public or journalists but by their fellow sportsmen. [read more]

29.09.2013

Japanese dominate FIS Cup in Rasnov
Two FIS Cup competitions for ladies (HS 71) and men (HS 100) took place in the Romanian ski jumping center in Rasnov this weekend. Former nordic combined skier Daito Takahashi of Japan won on Saturday with 94.5 m and 94 m and 245.5 points clearly ahead of his teammate Yukiya Sato (235.5 points) and local hero Robert Valentin Tatu (233.5 points). [read more]

29.09.2013

Learn to fly with our ski jumping program for kids ages 5 and up!
At one time or another, every kid dreams about flying through the air. The NSAA ski jumping program makes those dreams come true. [read more]

28.09.2013

Two Austrians ahead in the qualification
The Austrian team celebrated a double victory in the qualification for the FIS Grand Prix in front of their home crowd in Hinzenbach. Andreas Kofler won ahead of Michael Hayboeck, Severin Freund of Germany was third. [read more]

28.09.2013

Team Austria completes training camp in Val di Fiemme
It was back to the location of successful World Championships for the Austrian team which traditionally returns for an autumn camp in Italy's Val di Fiemme every year. [read more]

28.09.2013

John F. Russell: The Crawfords will be missed, and their contributions will last for generations
Steamboat Springs - For the past 23 years, the name Gary Crawford has held a special place on my contact list. If I needed Nordic combined results, if I needed to know what was happening in the sport or if a local skier was competing almost anywhere in the world, he was one of the guys I would call first. And he was one of the first guys to call me. [read more]

27.09.2013

The hill in Chaux-Neuve is ready for summer jumping!
This day has been long awaited by the French World Championship gold winning squad: their big "home" hill in Chaux-Neuve is now finally covered with plastic and operational for summer ski jumping and will complement the new cross-country stadium in nearby Tuffes. Excellent training conditions for the French athletes. [read more]

26.09.2013

Austrians and Germans with top teams at GP final
The FIS Grand Prix 2013 concludes with the two events in Hinzenbach and Klingenthal. For the teams of Austria and Germany this is a chance for a final test of their shape against the international competition in front of their home crowds towards the end of the summer. [read more]

26.09.2013

Titisee-Neustadt: Preparations for the World Cup comeback
About two months from now, Titisee-Neustadt (GER) will host its first ski jumping World Cup competitions in five years, and that very early in the winter, on December 14th and 15th. Actually that would be too early to guarantee enough snow for a World Cup at a venue that is located about 800 m above sea level. [read more]

26.09.2013

Japanese team with next big Euro camp
Only a short time after the Summer Grand Prix, the Japanese team is back for a five-week training camp in central Europe to get into shape for the important Olympic season. After a performance test at the Japanese Institute of Sports Sciences (JISS) on September 17th, the team consisting of seven athletes and four staff members, travelled to Oberstdorf (18.9.-25.9.) as a first stage. [read more]

24.09.2013

Final Coordination Commission visit begins in Sochi
The 10th and final visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission to the Black Sea city of Sochi got underway today. With only 136 days until the Games open and less than one week until the lighting of the Olympic flame in Olympia, Greece, the Commission will be checking to make sure that Sochi 2014 is on track to deliver the finishing touches that will be necessary to ensure that the world’s finest winter athletes are able to compete in the best conditions possible. [read more]

23.09.2013

Haavard Klemetsen on winning spree
It has been a successful weekend for Norwegian team veteran Haavard Klemetsen who managed to stand on the very top of the podium of both, the Supersprint, which is traditionally held in conjunction with the training camp in Lillehammer, and at the Norwegian summer nationals this Saturday and Sunday. [more]

22.09.2013

Ski jumping stadium to be completed in Borovoye in 2014
Kazakhstan is planing to launch a new ski jumping stadium in Borovoye resort not far from Astana. It is going to be completed by the end of 2014, Tengrinews reports citing the chief of the Tourism Department of Akmola Oblast Shynarbek Batyrkhanov. [more]

22.09.2013

Double victory for Slovenia in Almaty
Matjaz Pungertar and Jernej Damjan took a double win for Slovenia at the FIS Grand Prix in Almaty. The third place was captured by Japanese Reruhi Shimizu, for whom this was the third podium result of his career. [more]

22.09.2013

Almaty on its way to the top
Junior World Championships 2015, Universiade 2017 and among the candidates for hosting the FIS Nordic World Championships 2019. Almaty, with 1.5 million inhabitants the largest city of Kazakhstan, is on the best way to becoming a center for nordic winter sports. [more]

22.09.2013

Sara Takanashi wins despite fall
Overall winner Sara Takanashi also won the final FIS Grand Prix event this summer in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Despite a fall in the second round in a jump on 107.5 m the Japanese, who jumped on 99 m in the first round, won with 224.7 points. Slovenia's Katja Pozun came in second (92.5 m / 95.5 m; 220.0 points), the third place went to Canadian Atsuko Tanaka (93 m / 93 m; 216.4 points). Eva Logar (SLO, 93 m / 94.5 m) and Coline Mattel (FRA, 94 m / 94.5 m) missed the podium by only 0.1 and 0.2 points. [more]

22.09.2013

COC-M: Muranka wins again
The summer season of the Continental Cup ended on Sunday with the second competition in Klingenthal. Like on the day before, the competition was won by Klemens Muranka of Poland, ahead of Roberto Dellasega of Italy and Slovenia's Peter Prevc. [more]

21.09.2013

COC-M: First win for Klemens Muranka
The first Continental Cup competition in Klingenthal ended with a win for Poland. Klemens Muranka won ahead of Mikhail Maksimochkin of Russia and Austrian Thomas Diethart. [more]

21.09.2013

Bardal takes second win this summer
Jernej Damjan came close to taking the overall lead in the FIS Grand Prix today. With 129.5 m and the longest jump of the day on 139.5 m, the Slovene came in second in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Only Anders Bardal of Norway was better with his 131 m and 135.5 m and 263.0 points. [more]

21.09.2013

Sara Takanashi's winning streak continues
Sara Takanashi is the best in women's ski jumping in summer 2013. With her clear win in the first of two FIS Grand Prix competitions in Almaty (KAZ), the Japanese again showed that she is in a league of her own. With this win the 16-year-old won the overall title of the FIS Grand Prix already before the final event on Sunday in Almaty. [more]

20.09.2013

Sara Takanashi is top favorite also in Almaty
The ladies trained on two different hills in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday. First on the HS 66, and later two training rounds were held on the HS 106. [more]

20.09.2013

Bardal with record jump, Hajek and Slovenes strong
The first official training at the FIS Grand Prix in Almaty, Kazakhstan, took place on Friday. Because there were only 49 competitors, a third training round was held instead of the qualification. [more]

19.09.2013

Jan Kirchhofer: "I am rather chaotic!"
During the summer months, swiss-ski.ch has been introducing young ski talents across all disciplines. As it has been Nordic Combined's Jan Kirchhofer's turn now, reason enough to cast a closer look on the young Swiss athlete! The 18-year old has left his home and is currently living in Oberaich, Austria while attending the Nordic Education Centre in Eisenerz. He's in his second year to become a mechantronic technician and has been starting in the Alpen Cup since 2010. [more]

18.09.2013

Kaarel Nurmsalu Estonian Champion
The big favorite, Kaarel Nurmsalu won the title at the Estonian summer Championships last weekend. [more]

18.09.2013

COC in Klingenthal live on FISskijumping.com
The Continental Cup this week live on FISskijumping.com. Continental Cup Men Klingenthal (GER). Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. [more]

17.09.2013

Training camp & COC in Lillehammer for Lamy Chappuis & Co
While the French World Cup team skipped the Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix this year, visitors of the ski jumping Continental Cup in Lillehammer were in for a pleasant surprise this weekend as all members of the Val di Fiemme gold squad, including triple World Champion Jason Lamy Chappuis were starting in Norway. [more]

17.09.2013

Akito Watabe keeps on winning!
After winning this year's Summer Grand Prix together with Austria's Berni Gruber, it seems Akito Watabe isn't done with standing on top of the podium yet. At the Nordic Summer festival back hime in Habuka, Watabe took another win, ahead of teammates Taihei Kato and Takehiro Watanabe. Yoshito Watabe came in fourth. [more]

17.09.2013

Schedule FIS Grand Prix Almaty
Schedule for the FIS Grand Prix in Almaty, Kazakhstan; International Jump Complex. You can find the official invitation for the GP in Almaty here: [more]

17.09.2013

Han Hendrik Piho wins Estonian summer nationals
It has been a victory for Han Hendrik Piho at the Estonian summer nationals in Otepa"a" this past weekend! The youngest of the Piho brothers distanced his fellow national team members clearly and crossed the finish line a whopping 47 seconds earlier than jumping winner Kristjan Ilves. Karl-August Tirmaa came in third. [more]

17.09.2013

Schedule FIS Grand Prix Almaty
Schedule for the FIS Grand Prix in Almaty, Kazakhstan; International Jump Complex. You can find the official invitation for the GP in Almaty here: [more]

15.09.2013

Jakub Janda crowns his weekend
Czech Jakub Janda won the second individual competition at the FIS Summer Grand Prix in Nizhniy Tagil, Russia. With jumps on 127 m and 129 m he scored a total of 268.3 points and won ahead of Slovenia's Jernej Damjan (264.2 points). Anders Bardal of Norway, the winner of yesterday's competition, and Poland's Krzysztof Biegun, second in the GP overall ranking, shared the third place (259.9 points). [more]

15.09.2013

COC-L: Ema Klinec the best again
Ema Klinec, Line Jahr and Jessica Jerome: The top three at the Conintental Cup on Sunday in Lillehammer were the same as on Saturday, only the positions changed a bit. [more]

15.09.2013

COC-M: Marinus Kraus wins after one round
The working day of the athletes ended earlier than planned on the second day of competition at the Continental cup in Lillehammer. The second round on the Lysgardsbakken had to be canceled after six jumpers due to the strong wind. [more]

15.09.2013

Ulrike Graessler back in Germany
After Ulrike Graessler was hospitalized in Nizhniy Tagil, Russia, to have her appendix removed Friday night, the 27-year-old could return home together with her teamamtes. The German team landed in Frankfurt/Main on Sunday. [more]

15.09.2013

COC-M: First win for Markus Schiffner
Markus Schiffner of Austria won the first Continental Cup competition in Lillehammer on Saturday evening ahead of Marinus Kraus and Fredrik Bjerkeengen. [more]

15.09.2013

Norwegian double victory in Nizhniy Tagil
Anders Bardal and Tom Hilde secured a double victory for the team of Norway in Nizhniy Tagil. Veteran Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic was third and achieved his first podium result in a Grand Prix or World Cup in about seven years. [more]

15.09.2013

COC-L: Clear win for Ema Klinec
Four Continental Cup competitions are taking place in Lillehammer this weekend, two individual competitions for the men and the ladies. These are the only two COC events for the ladies this summer. [more]

15.09.2013

First judges and TD seminar in Russia
There a plenty of new ski jumping facilities in the aspiring ski jumping nation Russia, what was lacking so far was the necessary officials in order to carry out international competitions on the new hills. [more]

15.09.2013

Second win for Takanashi in Nizhniy Tagil
Sara Takanashi also won the second FIS Grand Prix in Nizhniy Tagil, Russia, within 24 hours. Like on the day before, Coline Mattel (FRA) came in second. The third place on the podium went to Katharina Althaus (GER), who was fourth on Friday. The Russian hosts had a chance to achieve a podium result after the first round. Irina Avvakumova could not keep her nerves and fell back from third to seventh. [more]

15.09.2013

Graessler underwent appendix surgery
Ulrike Graessler of Germany had to undergo appendix surgery in Russia due to acute pain. [more]

15.09.2013

Lillehammer: Two CoC victories for Ema Klinec
Ema Klinec won both Continental Cups in Lillehammer and so also the overall Summer CoC. Comeback of Helena Olsson Smeby. [more]

15.09.2013

Training camp & COC in Lillehammer for Lamy Chappuis & Co
While the French World Cup team skipped the Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix this year, visitors of the ski jumping Continental Cup in Lillehammer were in for a pleasant surprise this weekend as all members of the Val di Fiemme gold squad, including triple World Champion Jason Lamy Chappuis were starting in Norway. [more]

15.09.2013

Akito Watabe keeps on winning!
After winning this year's Summer Grand Prix together with Austria's Berni Gruber, it seems Akito Watabe isn't done with standing on top of the podium yet. At the Nordic Summer festival back hime in Habuka, Watabe took another win, ahead of teammates Taihei Kato and Takehiro Watanabe. Yoshito Watabe came in fourth. [more]

15.09.2013

Han Hendrik Piho wins Estonian summer nationals
It has been a victory for Han Hendrik Piho at the Estonian summer nationals in Otepa"a" this past weekend! The youngest of the Piho brothers distanced his fellow national team members clearly and crossed the finish line a whopping 47 seconds earlier than jumping winner Kristjan Ilves. Karl-August Tirmaa came in third. [more]

11.09.2013

Chairman's Corner - Welcome, Horst Huttel!
The FIS Council Meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia in June saw a key personnel change in the Nordic Combined Committee. Council Member Roman Kumpost (CZE) who headed the Nordic Combined Committee on an interim basis for the last three years handed over the reigns to Horst Huttel (GER). Fisnc.com sat down with the new man at the helm of the committee to ask a few questions. [more]

11.09.2013

Premiere in Nizhniy Tagil
An approximate two-hour drive north of Yekaterinburg, with 1.3 million inhabitants Russia's fourth largest city, a huge sports complex was and still is built in Nizhniy Tagil. [more]

11.09.2013

The Continental Cup this week live on FISskijumping.com
Continental Cup Men LIllehammer (NOR)
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09.09.2013

FIS Grand Prix in Nizhniy Tagil
After a few weeks break, the FIS Grand Prix 2013 now continues, and it will do so with a premiere event this week. [more]

09.09.2013

Alpen Cup victories for Orter and Steindl in Winterberg
The first weekend of the Alpen Cup season 2013/14 is history and it has seen two Austrian victories: Philip Orter and Fabian Steindl won in the town of Winterberg in the Hochsauerland district of Germany. [more]

08.09.2013

Janne Happonen Finnish Champion
Janne Happonen is working hard to return to the world class again after his serious knee injury and he seems to be on the right track. He took a clear win in the Finnish national Championships in Lahti on Sunday. [more]

08.09.2013

Ilkka Herola claims Finnish national summer title
Finnish Nordic Combined shooting star Ilkka Herola has another title under his belt. The 18-year-old form Siilinja"rvi is the new summer national champion in Finland, his brother Matti Herola was taking the second place and Ville Heikkinen coming in third. Janne Ryyna"nen was not starting and chose to focus on training in Rovaniemi instead. [more]

08.09.2013

Victory for Phillip Sjoeen in Oslo
The inofficial Norwegian Summer Championships on the normal hill took place on the Midtstubakken in Oslo on Sunday. The title went to Phillip Sjoeen, ahead of Joachim Hauer and Mats Berggaard. [more]

08.09.2013

Jan Ziobro wins title in Poland
A week after the Championships on the normal hill in Szczyrk, the Polish Champion on the large hill was crowned in Zakopane on Sunday. [more]

04.09.2013

Mateusz Wantulok new Polish national champion
While the two Summer Grand Prix starters Szczepan Kupczak and Pawel Slowiok were still on their way back from the last competition in Oberstdorf, the rest of the team and also some international starters had a competition in Szczyrk which also counted as the Polish summer national championships. [more]

03.09.2013

TT - Ottesen: "The Weekend Challenge winner will be a true champion!"
The Summer Grand Prix 2013 is history and now it's already time to be focussing and preparing for a new winter season in FIS. For today's TUESDAY TALK, fisnc.com spoke to Race Director Lasse Ottesen about the plans for the new season highlight, the Weekend Challenge, the ideas behind it and the process of creating it. [more]

02.09.2013

Schlierenzauer leads world ranking list
Gregor Schlierenzauer, last winter's overall World Cup winner, also leads in the current world ranking list ahead of Kamil Stoch and Anders Bardal. So the last season's Top 3 are also the the top athletes in this latest ranking. [more]

01.09.2013

Finnish and Estonian FIS Schu"ler Grand Prix victories in Oberstdorf
Traditionally on the same weekend as the Summer Grand Prix finals, the 13 and 14-year-old future stars of Nordic Combined come together in Oberstdorf for the biggest event of their year: the international FIS Schu"ler Grand Prix. [more]

01.09.2013

Kubacki wins nationals in Poland
Dawid Kubacki won a national title on the normal hill in Szczyrk today ahead of Klemens Muranka and Krzysztof Biegun. [more]

28.08.2013

Haavard Klemetsen wins Summer Grand Prix in Villach
The next individual win in the Summer Grand Prix 2013 goes to Haavard Klemetsen. The Norwegian arrived in the finish 0,7 seconds before his closest adversary, Bernhard Gruber from Austria. The two were joined on the podium by Klemetsen's teammate Jan Schmid who finished 1,5 seconds behind the winner. [more]

29.07.2013

Janne Ahonen: "It was a good start"
The comeback of Janne Ahonen attracted lots of attention last weekend in Hinterzarten. And the 36-year-old Finn could show some good performances in his first appearance on the international stage. [more]

29.07.2013

Czech and Slovenian teams with new coaches
Matjaz Triplat now coaches the Czech team, Joze Bercic serves as new head coach of Slovenia. Alessio Bolognani quit as assistant coach in Italy. [more]

28.07.2013

Two Germans ahead in GP opener
The FIS Grand Prix 2013 started with a double win for Germany in front of 2000 spectators in Hinterzarten (GER). Richard Freitag won the first GP event of the summer on a hot afternoon with 246.9 points ahead of Andreas Wellinger (244.9 points) and Slovenia's Matjaz Pungertar. [more]

27.07.2013

Japan with the best mixed team
For many the Japanese team was the favorite for the mixed team competition and they lived up to their role. Japan won on Saturday in Hinterzarten ahead of Slovenia and Germany. [more]

26.07.2013

Win for Alexandra Pretorius in Hinterzarten
Alexandra Pretorius of Canada won the FIS Grand Prix opener in Hinterzarten (GER) ahead of Sara Takanashi and Katja Pozun. The German athletes showed good performances, but could not keep up with the best. [more]

26.07.2013

Dawid Kubacki wins this summer's first qualification
It's getting serious again, the FIS Grand Prix 2013 starts in Hinterzarten. For the men it was time for training and qualification on Friday at the "Adlerschanze" in the Black Forest, Germany. [more]

23.07.2013

Rule changes in summer 2013
As always in summer, some rules and innovations will also be established resp. tested during the 20th FIS Grand Prix, that starts in Hinterzarten. [more]

21.07.2013

20th FIS Grand Prix starts in Hinterzarten
After the FIS Grand Prix started in Wisla, Poland, last summer, the opener of this summer series with the world's best ski jumpers will take place in Hinterzarten (GER) again this year. Like already last year, men and women will compete in Hinterzarten. For the women this will be their second FIS Grand Prix after its premiere last summer. [more]

12.04.2013

FIS publishes calendars for next season
The competition calendars for the upcoming season were announced at the spring meetings of the FIS Sub-Committees in Zurich on Friday. [more]

04.04.2013

Severin Freund: We don't need a leader
Severin Freund, fourth of the 2012/13 overall World Cup, spoke to FISskijumping.com about the changes head coach Werner Schuster brought to German ski jumping and about the strengths of the German team. [more]

04.04.2013

Ski jumping: Flying Eagles enjoy banner season
The Flying Eagles gained national attention in the 1930s by dominating throughout the Midwest. But the city's junior ski jumping club took its show overseas to a new level during the past season — one of the most exciting and fruitful in the club's history. [more]

03.04.2013

ÕÕIV International Masters Championship Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Russia. Part III. 2013 Chaikovsky
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01.04.2013

Gregor Schlierenzauer: I'm only human, not a machine
He was last winter's high-flyer: The Austrian won the overall World Cup title, the ski flying World Cup, 3 medals at the WSC in Predazzo, the 4-Hills-Tournament and ten World Cup competitions - 50 in total so far, that's unrivaled. Gregor Schlierenzauer spoke to FISskijumping.com about the 2012/13 season. [more]

01.04.2013

2013 Chaikovsky RUS
In early March of 2013, the Old Boys of the ski jumping world assembled in Chaykovsky, in the Perm Region of Russia, for the International Masters Championships. This town with about 80 thousand people is in the Ural Mountains about 200 km south-west of the city of Perm and about 1000 km east of Moscow. [more]

25.03.2013

ÕÕIV International Masters Championship Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Russia. The second day of competition. 2013 Chaikovsky
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22.03.2013

ÕÕIV International Masters Championship Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Russia. The first day of competition. 2013 Chaikovsky
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18.02.2013

Youngest world champion Takanashi soars like a bird
With ski jumping running in her family, it was only natural for young Sara Takanashi to brave the daunting starting ramp high up the mountain and see how far she could soar before landing. Takanashi's father, Hironari Takanashi, was formerly an active sky jumper. Her brother, four years older than Sara, is also a ski jumper, and her friends were trying the sport. [more]

17.02.2013

Norway wins FIS team tour
Nobody would have expected that before today's team competition. The team of Norway showed an extremely strong performance and could defeat the favorites of Slovenia in the final of the FIS Team Tour. Besides winning ahead of Austria and Slovenia today, the athletes of coach Alex Stöckl could also win the prize money of € 100 000, - for the overall title of the FIS Team Tour. [more]

17.02.2013

Sara Takanashi wins overall World Cup title
The results of Sara Takanashi »16-year-old Sara Takanashi was unbeatable today in Ljubno: With her eighth win this season she also wrote history with becoming the youngest overall World Cup champion. Coline Mattel and Sarah Hendrickson were also on the podium as second and third. [more]

17.02.2013

First World Cup win for Jaka Hvala
Slovenia's Jaka Hvala took his first win in the World Cup in Klingenthal today. Hvala, newly crowned Junior World Champion, was already in the lead after the first round with his 142.5 m jump. And this time Hvala could defend this position and captured his first win with 133 m in the final. The 19-year-old scored a total of 259.5 points. [more]

17.02.2013

Big news for the ski jumping World Cup
The World Cup season 2013/14 might not start in northern Finland or Norway for the world's best ski jumpers, but maybe in the German regions of Saxony or the Black Forest. FIS race director Walter Hofer surprised with his new ideas concerning the opening of the World Cup next winter in the course of the World Cup competition in Klingentha... [more]

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