Ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for ski jumping
|Venue||Canada Olympic Park|
|Dates||February 14, 1988
February 24, 1988
|No. of events||3|
|Competitors||65 from 19 nations|
Ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics consisted of three events held from 14 February to 24 February, taking place at Canada Olympic Park. The Calgary Games featured the addition of a new event, the first program change since 1964, with the debut of the team event. Britain's Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards achieved celebrity by finishing last in both individual events, with less than half the points of the second-last competitor.
Finland led the medal table, winning all three gold medals, Matti Nykänen taking both individual events and helping the Finnish team to victory. Given that this was the first year in which there were three ski jumping event, this made Nykänen the most successful ski jumper in a single Games.
The two medals for Yugoslavia were the only ones that country would win in ski jumping (though Slovenia, where all four Yugoslavian team members were from, would win its first as an independent country in 2002).
|Normal hill individual
|Large hill individual
|Large hill team
Ole Christian Eidhammer
Jon Inge Kjørum
Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl
Nineteen nations participated in ski jumping at the Calgary Games. Great Britain made their Olympic ski jumping debut, with Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards their sole participant.
- "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. p. 25, 27, 39, 57, 67, 69, 111, 113, 121–7, 335, 339, 415, 597–605. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
- Official Report. pp.19,