US announces ski jumping team
"This inaugural Olympic women's ski jumping ... the best jumps from any of our young team members, and I'm looking forward to seeing them step up their game in Sochi and in the years to come," coach Clint Jones said. The U.S Olympic Committee is set ...
Women make the jump at Winter Games [Commentary]
And the best remedy for a shortage of talented ... which includes both cross-country skiing and ski jumping. In addition to Ms. Van, who set a record on the Vancouver jump during pre-Olympic competition that no man would beat, Jessica Jerome, who won ...
Ski jumping champ Jiri Raska dies
PRAGUE -- Jiri Raska, the 1968 Olympic ski jumping champion who was named the best Czech skier of the 20th century ... "(Raska) was a legend." In 1969, Raska set the world record in ski jumping at 164 meters at the flying hill in Planica, then Yugoslavia.
Putin fires Russian Olympic official over ski jump
SOCHI, Russia — The vice president of Russia’s Olympic Committee was fired Thursday after a public roasting and ritual humiliation by Vladimir Putin, who was in a pique because the Olympic ski jump was behind ... to afternoon tea set up in a room ...
Women Are Built to Ski Jump. Could They Soar Past the Best Male Jumpers?
Carina Vogt of Germany jumps during the first round of the ladies' normal hill individual event on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Though men’s ski jumping ... hold the record on the Vancouver ramp, that mark was set before the top male ...