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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.

It's absolutely impressive what was done in this town of 360.000 over the past four years with a budget of about 49 million Euro. The heart of the facility, the four hills (HS 45, HS 66, HS 106 and HS 135) are almost completed, work is still in progress on the surroundings.

Besides the ski jumping hills, also numerous cross country tracks, training facilities as well as residential and administrative buildings are part of the complex. The facility was opened in December 2012, a men's Continental Cup was held at the HS 106 hill already in March 2013.

But the real premiere will take place this weekend: FIS Grand Prix for men and ladies. The ladies with their two competitions (Friday at 4:00 pm and Saturday at 8:00 am) and the men with also two competitions (Saturday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm) will draw the attention of the sports world to the new complex.

"This facility is another milestone for ski jumping in Russia. Here and in Tchaikovski, where a ski jumping center was built as well, the Russian ski jumpers now have the possibility to train at home all year long again, what was impossible for a very long time because there were no appropriate training facilities in the whole country. Both locations, Nizhniy Tagil and Tchaikovski, have a long tradition in ski jumping and now it was finally possible to revive this tradition", FIS race director Walter Hofer said about the new venue in the competition calendar.

But not only new facilities are necessary for further developing ski jumping in Russia. "On Thursday an FIS judges seminar, headed by chairman Ueli Forrer, will be held in Yekaterinburg for the Russian judges, so there is also constantly worked on the training of the officials", the Austrian added.

Berkutschi.com, 11.09.2013

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