On the normal and large hill, each competitor takes two official
jumps, which are scored for distance and style. The scores
for each jump are added together and the competitor with the
highest total after the two rounds is declared the winner.
The distance the jumper leaps is measured along the curve
of the landing hill from the takeoff point to the point between
the jumper's two feet as he first touches the hill. Style
points for each jump are evaluated on a scale of 0 to 20 by
five International Ski Federation-appointed judges.
Learn More About Ski Jumping
of the eight members of the 2002 U.S. Ski Jumping
team hail from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
1924 through 1960, there was only one special ski
jumping event, the 90m, on the Olympic program.
the 1988 Calgary Olympics, Matt Nykanen (Finland)
produced the greatest performance in Olympic ski jumping
history. Nykanen stormed the field to win the 70m
and 90m events, then led Finland to the first-ever
team gold and became the first ski jumper ever to
collect three gold medals in one Olympics.
jump lasts less than 30 seconds, but the flight is
breathtaking. Ski jumpers launch themselves from hills
90 and 120 meters high.
the 2002 Olympics, the Ski Jump competition is located
at 7,350 feet in Utah Olympic Park which is the highest
of any World Cup venue in the world. Competitors will
have to not only negotiate sometimes-gusty winds whipping
up the run, but also must remain aloft in the thin
the Official Salt
Lake City Winter Olympics Web site to get all
the facts, latest scores and list of ski jumping events.
Web site for the U.S.
Ski Jumping Team has excellent information about
the U.S. Team’s scores and competitions.
Jumping Central promotes the sport of ski jumping
across the country and provides a one-stop source
for “frequent flyers”.
Ski Federation site includes the rules and history
of the event from an international perspective.
by Ski Jumping Central, this list of ski
jumping links completes the information you will
need to fly high during the Olympics.
Winter Olympic Sports
Olympians will compete in dozens of sports this winter. Even
though Gateway to the Winter Games can't feature them all,
you can learn about each and every one by visiting the sites
Publishing Group's Official Olympic Sports page
This K-12 education Internet site is filled with Olympic
facts, lesson plans, athlete profiles and more.
This official site of the International Olympic Committee
reports Olympic schedules and features an excellent Olympic
Sportsline's Olympics 2002
Get top news stories and in-depth features about every sport.
In addition to news on every sport, this site contains athlete
Select a sport to study or hear firsthand from an athlete
who plays it.
Lake 2002 Winter Olympics
This is the Official 2002 Winter Olympic site for Salt Lake.
This site has schedules, sports outlines, athlete bios,
and much more.
Salt Lake Winter Games 2002
Get a countdown to the games, with background on some of
the different sports and the participating athletes.
States Olympic Team
The United States Olympic Team site includes athlete bios,
diaries, and pictures. Also, check out the exciting video
and audio clips of the various athletes in action.
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