"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.
Also the fact that he will still be working with
the same team was an important factor for the decision
of the Swiss. "We have a lot of know-how in
our team, which supports me and whom I trust. I
need these conditions in order to be successful."
Of course also Berni Schoedler, head of ski jumping
in the Swiss Ski Association, is happy about the
decision of his team-leader. "We are very happy
that Simon Ammann will remain part of Swiss ski
jumping. With him the young athletes have a leader
whom they can follow. He is a unique ambassador
for ski jumping in Switzerland."