Archive for February 25th, 2011

World Championship Ski Jumping

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Norway is going wild these days (even wilder than normal 😉 )…the reason? The Oslo 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships; in other words, 12 days of biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski jumping and the combination of those two!
A friend got me a ticket for todays event; ski jumping at the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. I was pretty excited since this would be the very first time for me to see ski jumpers coming down the ski jump or at least, that’s what I thought I’d see…unfortunately it was FOGGY, so there was not much to see… 🙁 The atmosphere was fantastic though: singing, dancing, drinking, cheering, especially for the sole Dutch participant (!!), Wendy Vuik. She finished 23rd, not bad for someone from the Low Lands…below a picture of her jump, uhh, can you see her?? 😉