Ski jumping at the Winter Olympics

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Ski jumping at the Winter Olympics
Ski jumping pictogram.svg
Governing body FIS
Events 4 (men: 3; women: 1)
Games
1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1994 1998
2002 2006 2010 2014
Medalists

Ski jumping has been included in the program of every Winter Olympic Games. From 1924 through 1956, the competition involved jumping from one hill whose length varied from each edition games to the next. Most historians have placed this length at 70 meters and have classified this as the large hill. (Recent information from the FIS offices in Switzerland have had the K-points from 1924 to 1956 determined as shown below). In 1960, the ski jump hill was standardized to 80 meters. In 1964, a second ski jump, the normal hill at 70 meters (K90) was added along with the 80 meters (K120) large hill. The length of the large hill run in 1968 increased from 80 meters to 90 meters (K120). The team large hill event was added in 1988. By 1992, the ski jumping competitions were referred by their K-point distances rather than their run length prior to launching from the ski jump (90 meters for the normal hill and 120 meters for the large hill, respectively) and have been that way ever since. For the 2006 Winter Olympics, the normal hill was designated as HS106 (K95) while the large hill was designated as HS140 (K125).

On April 6, 2011, the International Olympic Committee officially accepted women's ski jumping into the official Olympic program for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. On February 11, 2014, Carina Vogt of Germany won the very first gold medal for women's ski jumping at the Winter Olympic Games.[1]

Events[edit]

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 Years
Men's individual large hill 22
Men's individual normal hill 14
Men's team large hill 8
Women's individual normal hill 1
Total events 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland (FIN) 10 8 4 22
2  Norway (NOR) 9 9 12 30
3  Austria (AUT) 6 9 10 25
4  Germany (GER) 5 3 1 9
5  Switzerland (SUI) 4 1 0 5
6  Japan (JPN) 3 5 3 11
7  Poland (POL) 3 3 1 7
8  East Germany (GDR) 2 3 2 7
9  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 2 4 7
10  Unified Team of Germany (EUA) 1 0 1 2
11  Soviet Union (URS) 1 0 0 1
12  Slovenia (SLO) 0 1 2 3
13  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 2 3
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 1 2
15  France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Total 45 46 44 135

Note: two silver and no bronze medal in the 1980 normal hill competition.

Number of ski jumpers by nation[edit]

Nation 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 Years
 Austria (AUT) 1 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 7 21
 Belarus (BLR) 1 2 1 2 4
 Bulgaria (BUL) 3 2 3 1 2 1 6
 Canada (CAN) 1 8 3 3 2 1 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 7 18
 China (CHN) 4 1
 Czech Republic (CZE) 4 4 4 5 5 5
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 5 5 5 2 5 4 4 14
 East Germany (GDR) 4 5 4 6 5 2 6
 Estonia (EST) 3 2 2 3
 Finland (FIN) 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 6 4 5 4 5 5 5 6 21
 France (FRA) 4 3 4 3 4 2 4 4 2 1 2 4 4 2 4 4 8 17
 Georgia (GEO) 1 1 1 3
 Germany (GER) 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 9 10
 Great Britain (GBR) 31 1 1 3
 Greece (GRE) 1 1
 Hungary (HUN) 21 21 2 1 2 2 6
 Iceland (ISL) 1 1 1 3
 Italy (ITA) 4 3 3 2 3 4 4 3 1 1 4 1 3 2 3 4 1 1 4 3 5 21
 Japan (JPN) 1 4 4 4 2 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 8 20
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 3 4 4 4 2 1 6
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 1 1
 Norway (NOR) 4 4 8 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 6 5 5 6 5 4 5 5 8 22
 Poland (POL) 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 1 5 4 4 5 3 2 2 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 22
 Romania (ROU) 1 1 1 1 4
 Russia (RUS) 4 4 5 4 4 6 6
 Slovakia (SVK) 2 1 1 1 4
 Slovenia (SLO) 5 6 5 4 4 5 9 7
 South Korea (KOR) 4 4 4 3 4 5
 Soviet Union (URS) 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 3 2 9
 Spain (ESP) 3 1 2
 Sweden (SWE) 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 2 2 1 4 5 5 16
 Switzerland (SUI) 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 1 3 1 4 4 4 3 4 4 2 4 4 4 2 3 22
 Ukraine (UKR) 1 3 1 1 3 5
 Unified Team (EUN) 4 1
 Unified Team of Germany (EUA) 4 4 5 3
 United States (USA) 4 3 8 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 6 6 5 6 4 6 5 5 5 4 7 22
 West Germany (FRG) 4 3 2 3 4 5 6
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 4 4 2 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 5 11
Nations 11 13 10 15 14 13 16 15 15 17 16 15 16 17 19 17 19 19 22 21 18 20 38
Ski jumpers 40 38 47 50 49 44 55 45 58 66 62 62 55 65 65 63 68 68 73 79 68 834
Year 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 22
  • 1 Athletes did not started at the Games.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/winter-olympics/26057176
  • Wallenchinsky, David (1984). Ski Jump, 90-meter Hill. The Complete Book of The Olympics.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ski jumping at the Olympics at Wikimedia Commons