No way to stop from here! A junior ski jumper is leaving the start gate in the famous Holmenkollen hill in Oslo. Taken during a training session before a Norway Cup competition the last winter the old hill was used, before it was demolished for complete rebuilding in 2009. The old construction had been modified and enlarged several times, ending up with a rather challenging hill with an extremely steep inrun and a very high profile during the initial part of the jump. FIS thought it had become too dangerous and old fashioned, and demanded a new hill before it would give Oslo the 2011 Nordic Ski World Championship. The city, wanting to remain the world's winter sports capitol, complied, tore down the whole thing and built a new one, which is probably the most costly ski jumping hill ever built (but a very good one indeed!).
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