Introduction Equipment Technique

Winter Olympics 2002
You are in: Event Guide
Front Page 
Alpine Skiing 
Other Skiing 
Ice Hockey 
Luge & Skeleton 
BBC Coverage 
Photo Galleries 
Venue Guide 
Event Guide 
Team GB 
Ones to Watch 
Olympic Quiz 

Ace Powder's Mountain Mayhem

BBC Sport

BBC News

BBC Weather

Event GuideBanner
 Alpine Skiing  Freestyle Skiing  Bobsleigh
 Biathlon/Cross Country Skiing   Figure Skating  Snowboarding
 Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined   Speed Skating  Curling
 Luge/Skeleton  Ice Hockey  
Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined
Ski Jumping
Winter Wonder
 Jan Boklovís revolutionary "V-style" technique, which was calculated to add 28% more lift to his jump, was initially frowned upon at the 1988 Olympics and he was penalised for using it

There are three events in ski-jumping - the individual normal and large hill and the team large hill.

The normal hill is about 90 metres high while the large hill measures 120m. In both events, each athlete has two jumps and the competitor with the greatest total score is declared the winner.

The jumps are scored for distance and style.

In the four-man team event, each athlete takes two jumps. The team with the highest total score over the eight jumps is declared the winner.

The individual nordic combined competition consists of ski jumping from the normal hill and a 15-kilometre cross-country race.

Each competitor takes two jumps from the 90m hill with the two scores combined together.

The next day, the athletes contest a 15km cross-country race.

The start order is determined by the ski-jumping results, with the leader starting first and the others staggered behind.

The first person over the finish line is the winner.

The nordic combined sprint competition is composed of one jump from the 120m hill followed by a 7.5km cross-country race.

The four-man team competition involves one jump on the normal hill and a 4 x 5km cross-country relay race.

Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined

© BBC ^ Back to top

Front Page | Statistics

Alpine Skiing | Other Skiing | Skating | Ice Hockey | Bobsleigh
Luge & Skeleton | Snowboarding | Curling | Paralympics

Features | BBC Coverage | Photo Galleries

Venue Guide | Event Guide | Team GB | Ones to Watch | Olympic Quiz