June 6th, 2014, 15:15

Only few competitions this season

Stefan Diaz /own source/
Hill in Ljubno (2013)
Hill in Ljubno (2013) /fot. Stefan Diaz/

FIS Congress in Barcelona decided upon competition schedules and rule modifications.

The FIS Congress gathered this week in Barcelona and confirmed the calendars for the upcoming season and slightly changed the competition rules. In the future the qualification will reduce the number of competitors in a World Cup to 40. The prize money of 19890 CHF will now be divided between the best 20 athletes.

Reducing the competitors to 40 seems to be a two-sided medal. On the one hand, a lot of competitions in the last season were held without qualification, as typically only 47 or 48 jumpers were on the start lists anyway. Ensuring that there will always be a qualification makes it for sure easier for the organizers to calculate. But on the other hand, at the beginning of the last winter – before the “injury crisis” – there were some competitions, where almost 80 jumpers attended the qualification. So if everybody is healthy again, it might happen that a lot of jumpers simply have to watch a competition.

The number of scheduled competitions looks like a setback for this sports: There are less World Cups as last year and what's more, also the number of Grand Prix and Continental Cup competitions was notably decreased. While there is a tough fight between local organizers to stay in the men's World Cup, a handful of possible competition weekends stayed vacant for the Ladies. The schedule for the upcoming season looks as follows (FIS-Cup and Alpen-Cup missing):

20.09.2014 Almaty HS 106 Grand Prix
21.09.2014 Almaty HS 106 Grand Prix
27.09.2014 Trondheim HS 105 Summer-CoC
28.09.2014 Trondheim HS 105 Summer-CoC

05.12.2014 Lillehammer HS 100 World Cup
12.12.2014 Notodden HS 100 CoC
13.12.2014 Notodden HS 100 CoC
10.01.2015 Sapporo HS 100 World Cup
11.01.2015 Sapporo HS 100 World Cup
17.01.2015 Zao HS 100 World Cup
17.01.2015 Falun HS 100 CoC
18.01.2015 Zao HS 100 World Cup
18.01.2015 Falun HS 100 CoC
24.01.2015 Oberstdorf HS 106 World Cup
25.01.2015 Oberstdorf HS 106 World Cup
31.01.2015 Hinzenbach HS 94 World Cup
01.02.2015 Hinzenbach HS 94 World Cup
07.02.2015 Rasnov HS 100 World Cup
08.02.2015 Rasnov HS 100 World Cup
14.02.2015 Ljubno HS 95 World Cup
15.02.2015 Ljubno HS 95 World Cup
20.02.2015 Falun HS 100 World Championships
22.02.2015 Falun HS 100 World Championships Mixed Team WM, Mixed
13.03.2015 Oslo HS 134 World Cup

Stefan Diaz, Ladies-Skijumping.com/own source
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