Olympic Ski Jumping 2014: Complete Guide for Sochi Winter Olympics

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Olympic Ski Jumping 2014: Complete Guide for Sochi Winter Olympics
Jens Meyer/Associated Press

Ski jumpers have already made history in Sochi. That's because for the first time in 90 years of Winter Olympic competition, women will compete in the ski jump.

The move marks the end of a decade-long struggle by female athletes to join their mail counterparts in the games' highest-flying event. This year, women will compete in a single normal hill event, while men will jump in normal and large hill events.

Oddly, not everyone has applauded the move. 

Russia's men's ski jumping coach Alexander Arefyev added to his country's ongoing public relations struggles recently, saying he was no fan of female ski jumping. Arefyev told Russian newspaper Izvestia that a woman's purpose is "to have children, do housework, to create a family home," via NBC Sports.

In any case, the rest of the world will be watching. Here's a complete rundown of what to expect from ski jumping at the 2014 Winter Olympics... 

 

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