Officially. A big comeback in ski jumping

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Interesting news came from the FIS (International Ski Federation). However, the Ski Jumping World Cup will return to the US. The best players in the world will be hosted by Lake Placid for the first time in 33 years. This is an important step for jumping.

David Franek
September 22, 2022, 5:17 pm


PAP / Grzegorz Momot / In the photo: Kamil Stoch

Originally, on February 10-12, 2023, Iron Mountain was to host the World Cup competitions. Some time ago it was announced that this center will not be able to host the best players in the world due to infrastructure reasons. Fortunately, there was a replacement in the US.

For the first time since 1990, the World Cup will come to Lake Placid. This is a special place for ski jumping. Olympic competitions (1932 and 1980) were held at the MacKenzie Intervale Ski Jumping Complex in the past. In turn, in the years 1983-1990 the World Cup was held there. Last year, the facility underwent a thorough modernization.

The expansion of the Ski Jumping World Cup is important information for the entire discipline. In recent years, high-level competitions have been held outside of Europe only in the case of Olympic competitions.

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The World Cup returns to North America after a 13-year hiatus. In 2009, trial competitions were held in Vancouver for the Olympic Games. As for the USA, the last time the World Cup was there in 2004, during the competition in Park City.

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A detailed schedule of the competition in Lake Placid will be published shortly.

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