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February 1, 1998
The breath-taking event in which competitors hurl themselves off the end of a long ramp, into the air and down a mountainside, was first contested in the Winter Olympics in 1924. A second, bigger hill was added in 1964 and since then the event has been divided into large-hill and normal-hill jumping. Individual competition will take place on both hills and team competition on the Large Hill. Only men compete in ski jumping. People to Watch Primoz Peterka of Slovenia.
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SPORTS
February 15, 2014 | By Jared S. Hopkins and John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - Short-track speedskater Emily Scott was knocked down in the women's 1,500-meter final Saturday as U.S. skaters again fell short of the podium. Scott, 24, took an early lead, but about halfway through the race Korea's Kim Alang wiped out and sent the Springfield, Mo., native into the pads at Iceberg Skating Palace. Scott finished in fifth. "I saw her out of the corner of my eye going down so there was nothing I could do at that point," Scott said. Scott had advanced to the final after Korea's Cho Ha-Ri was penalized in the semifinal.
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SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
With women's ski jumping set to make its Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games next month, U.S. medal chances got a boost Tuesday with the announcement that reigning world champion Sarah Hendrickson has returned to training. Hendrickson underwent knee surgery in late August and was considered a long shot to be healthy in time for Sochi. "The feeling of that first jump back was one of the best sensations in the entire world," she said after a practice session in Park City, Utah.
SPORTS
February 11, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia -- American ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson was clearly favoring her surgically repaired right knee in Tuesday night's normal hill final at the Sochi Olympics. But that wasn't the only thing bothering the reigning world champion as she limped to a 21st-place finish. "The pressure, everything, it kind of overtakes your mind," she said. "I didn't have a very good first jump and my coach was like, 'What were you thinking?' And I have no idea. " Hendrickson can leave Russia with at least one distinct memory.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - Just 17 years old, Sara Takanashi has a lot on her shoulders at these Winter Games. The Japanese teenager is favored in the historic ski-jumping competition on Tuesday, the first time the Olympics have invited women to compete in this sport. If she comes through, it would make her the youngest athlete - man or woman - to win the normal hill individual event. It would also make Japan the first country to win all four of ski jumping's events. FRAMEWORK: Best images from the Sochi Olympics So how has Takanashi been dealing with the pressure?
SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | By David Wharton
Maybe Jessica Jerome will finally realize what she has done come Monday morning. Jerome won the U.S. Olympic team trials in women's ski jumping over the weekend, qualifying to represent America as her sport makes its debut at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. "It's pretty surreal," Jerome said on Sunday. "I'm glad I can take a breath now and focus on training to prepare for Sochi. " The U.S. is expected to have as many as four spots in Russia, so additional Americans can still qualify.
SPORTS
March 15, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After four years of depressingly warm winter weather, which threatened to destroy the country's once-booming sun lamp industry, Norwegians were ecstatic this year about the return of their white wonderland. "Norway, being a nation of skiers, nothing makes us happier than snow at Holomenkollen time," a satisfied King Harald V said at a dinner Friday night to open the final weekend of Oslo's annual 11-day Holomenkollen Ski Festival. But most Norwegians know never, ever to take nature for granted.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | By John Cherwa
PAIRS FIGURE SKATING The rich history of Russian pairs skating will once again be on display. Its dominance was so great that some incarnation of Russia won 12 straight golds from 1964 until 2006. Then it was shut out in Vancouver in 2010. This Games pair of Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov should regain gold. WOMEN'S SKI JUMPING It's a showdown in this first Olympic event for women. On one side is 17-year-old Sara Takanashi of Japan. On the other, 19-year-old Sarah Hendrickson of the U.S. It was unknown if Hendrickson would even make it here after suffering a training injury.
SPORTS
January 29, 2014 | By David Wharton
The luge seemed tough enough already. Racing down an icy track at 80-plus mph. Flying through twists and turns on your back. Now the Olympics have added one more challenge. In the new mixed relay - each country racing a man, woman and doubles team, one right after the other - sliders must look up and slap a touchpad as they zip across the finish line. "The last thing you want to do is miss the pad," U.S. luger Erin Hamlin said. "That would be devastating. " The luge relay will not be the only newcomer at the 2014 Sochi Games.
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February 8, 1992 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Figure skating and Alpine skiing--and hockey at 20-year intervals--are the glamour events of the Winter Olympics, as Americans know them. So what does that make the Nordic events--ski jumping and cross-country skiing? Well, on this side of the Atlantic, Nordic skiing stands every bit as tall as those other events. And so does the biathlon, which, although technically not a Nordic event, is close enough to be at least a cousin.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | By John Cherwa
PAIRS FIGURE SKATING The rich history of Russian pairs skating will once again be on display. Its dominance was so great that some incarnation of Russia won 12 straight golds from 1964 until 2006. Then it was shut out in Vancouver in 2010. This Games pair of Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov should regain gold. WOMEN'S SKI JUMPING It's a showdown in this first Olympic event for women. On one side is 17-year-old Sara Takanashi of Japan. On the other, 19-year-old Sarah Hendrickson of the U.S. It was unknown if Hendrickson would even make it here after suffering a training injury.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - Just 17 years old, Sara Takanashi has a lot on her shoulders at these Winter Games. The Japanese teenager is favored in the historic ski-jumping competition on Tuesday, the first time the Olympics have invited women to compete in this sport. If she comes through, it would make her the youngest athlete - man or woman - to win the normal hill individual event. It would also make Japan the first country to win all four of ski jumping's events. FRAMEWORK: Best images from the Sochi Olympics So how has Takanashi been dealing with the pressure?
SPORTS
February 9, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - With women ski jumpers set to make their Olympic debut in two more days, there are still questions about the health of U.S. star Sarah Hendrickson. The reigning world champion badly injured her knee last summer and was named to the American team without having competed this season. During training Sunday, she requested a lower starting gate than the other jumpers. "My coach and I decided," Hendrickson said of the move. "I still have pain in my knee. There's no need to jump too far. " Hendrickson acknowledged that the injury remains "in the back of my head.
SPORTS
January 29, 2014 | By David Wharton
The luge seemed tough enough already. Racing down an icy track at 80-plus mph. Flying through twists and turns on your back. Now the Olympics have added one more challenge. In the new mixed relay - each country racing a man, woman and doubles team, one right after the other - sliders must look up and slap a touchpad as they zip across the finish line. "The last thing you want to do is miss the pad," U.S. luger Erin Hamlin said. "That would be devastating. " The luge relay will not be the only newcomer at the 2014 Sochi Games.
SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
With women's ski jumping set to make its Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games next month, U.S. medal chances got a boost Tuesday with the announcement that reigning world champion Sarah Hendrickson has returned to training. Hendrickson underwent knee surgery in late August and was considered a long shot to be healthy in time for Sochi. "The feeling of that first jump back was one of the best sensations in the entire world," she said after a practice session in Park City, Utah.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis. But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter Olympics will push even its own quirky boundaries. For the first time, the Games will feature such events as team figure skating, women's ski jumping and the trick-filled downhill course of skiing and snowboarding known as "slopestyle" - part of a complement of a dozen events that have never before been included in the Games.
SPORTS
February 10, 1998
ALPINE SKIING Kjetil Andre Aamodt won the 1994 World Cup overall title and chased France's Luc Alphand to the end last season, but has had an off-year so far. Can he reclaim his past status? SPEEDSKATING Thirty-one year old Gunda Niemann has won five Olympic medals in this event and leads an extremely powerful German women's team. Can she add to her total today?
SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
New USC Coach Andy Enfield participated in his first Pac-12 conference call Monday and most of the questions that came to him were about senior guard J.T. Terrell, who is back with the team after missing almost a month because of an academic suspension. "J.T. Terrell is a big part of our team," Enfield said. "It hurt us him being out, but he's done very well since he's been back. He's been a spark off the bench, he defends multiple positions, he's important to our future success in the Pac-12.
SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | By David Wharton
Maybe Jessica Jerome will finally realize what she has done come Monday morning. Jerome won the U.S. Olympic team trials in women's ski jumping over the weekend, qualifying to represent America as her sport makes its debut at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. "It's pretty surreal," Jerome said on Sunday. "I'm glad I can take a breath now and focus on training to prepare for Sochi. " The U.S. is expected to have as many as four spots in Russia, so additional Americans can still qualify.
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