From Beijing 2008 to Beijing 2022: China Discovers Winter Sports | Coming of Age

The change of sports before and after 2008 – in my opinion sports were competitive before 2008, and sports have become part of daily life after 2008. And that is the significant difference. After the Beijing Olympic Games, the overall sports atmosphere in Beijing has undergone huge changes. In the Olympic Forest Park in the […]

The “Comaneci” of Ski Jumping Gets The First Perfect 20s | Olympics on the Record

The Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. The year – 1998. Japan’s best hope for a gold medal lay in the ski jump, and the man to carry that burden was 23-year-old Kazuyoshi Funaki. It takes years of preparation to reach the final of an Olympic ski jump event. For decades, ski jumpers had been […]

Simon Ammann Ski Jumping Sweeps Salt Lake City 2002 | Olympics on the Record

Switzerland’s Simon Ammann made barely any impression at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. But the Games made a big impression on him. He was just 16 years old at the time, finishing 35th in the Normal Hill, 39th in the Large Hill competition. Switzerland has a rich tradition of success in winter […]

Ski Jumping Stories to Watch at PyeongChang 2018 | Olympic Winter Games

(PYEONGCHANG 2018 STORIES TO WATCH) (SKI JUMPING) Ski jumping has been on the Olympic programme since the Winter Games began in 1924. It was a men’s only event until women’s competition was added to the programme for Sochi four years ago. Even without wings, Olympic ski jumpers soar as smoothly as any bird, plane or […]

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The "Comaneci" of Ski Jumping Gets The First Perfect 20s | Olympics on the Record