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Holmenkollen skijump arena is one of the most famous and renowned cross contry skiing arena and ski jumping hills in the world. It has hosted 4 world championships (in 1930, 1966, 1982 and 2011), 1 olympic winter game (in 1952) and a long series of FIS world cup competitions in both ski jumping, cross contry skiing, biathlon and the nordic combined (jumping and cross contry skiing by the same athlete).
A brief history:
- First official competition: January, 31st, 1892. 12.000 spectators. Record: 21.5 meters
- Several rebuilds until 1952. For the winter olympics games, somewhere between 120.000-150.000 spectators showed up to see the competition.
- Several new rebuilds for the FIS world championships in 1966 and 1982
- In 2009, the old hill is completely removed for a full rebuild
- New hill ready for the 2011 FIS world championship
- Most visited turist attraction in Norway
- Current records for men and woman, respectively: 141 meters (Andreas Kofler, Austria) and 128 meters (Anette Sagen, Norway)
- Design/architecht: JDS Architects (Belgium/Denmark)
- The latest rebuild cost 1.8 billion NOK (approx $300 million)
For more information (in Norwegian): Holmenkollbakken (Wikipedia).
Photo: Egil Kvaleberg, Wikipedia.no
[Eng] Zntargvp, pbeare
[Nor] Zntargvfx, uwøear
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