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No pre-qualified athletes in Ski Jumping anymore

 

At the fall meetings in Zurich (SUI), the FIS Ski Jumping Committee has decided that there will be no pre-qualified athletes anymore in the future. This means that every competitor in the qualification needs to finish in the Top 50 in order to be allowed to participate in the competition.

 

If an athlete fails to make this cut, he can't take part in the competition. So far the Top 10 of the overall World Cup ranking were pre-qualified for the following event. In the past, the fact that top athletes, who didn't have to qualify for the competitions, have sometimes decided to not start in the qualification lead to discussions. 

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Kenneth Gangnes will miss the whole season due to serious knee injury, He tore his ACL for the 4th time in his career !!! He missed already 3 complete seasons for the same reason in 2010, 2013 and last year too.

 

http://www.fis-ski.com/ski-jumping/news-multimedia/news/article=kenneth-gangnes-seriously-injured-again.html

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Time to include ski flying at the olympics?

 

 

This is something I really want to see. It's so extreme and entertaining .

 

Imo ski flying should replace the normal hill event. Sure jumpers with good telemark landing are rewarded at the NH , but it's like 10 jumpers with same distance and NH dosen't require any special skills exept a good landing.

 

Ski flying on the other hand require special skills , you need to be a good flyer in ski flying. Shouldn't  flying specialists be rewarded for their skills with a olympic medal? 

 

The problem though is flying hills. There are five approved flying hills and a sixth hill in US that are currently under upgrade. Building a flying hill is expansive and not every country has the terrain to build one.

 

I don't know if IOC has any rules regarding a multi national olympic game. But if it is allowed for a country outside the host nation to host a event , that would better the chances for a flying event.

If Sion get the 2026 games then Oberstdorf could host the flying event. Vikersund could host if Sweden or Finland gets the games , Planica if Italy gets and Copper Peak for a north american game. 

 

If they build a flying hill in Asia , that would cover asian games. Maybe building one in Russia aswell. Don't know what to do if Australia or Argentina gets a game though.

 

Ski flying is not happening in Beijing , but maybe in 2026? 

 

What do you think? 

 

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The Summer Grand Prix calendar is now available. For the men, the competition will be bigger and longer than before, with 13 individual 1 mixed and 1 team competition. Also for the first time, the competition will take place in HS-97 sized hill in Rasnov :ROU.

The women season will consist of 6 individual and 1 mixed competition.

http://www.fis-ski.com/mm/Document/documentlibrary/Skijumping/04/33/25/GP_Calendar_JP-18_Neutral.pdf
 

My favourite Volleyball position: LIBERO. You ask why? Look here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyIOarNAONk

 

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