2010 Winter Olympics Preview: Ski Jumping, Alpine Skiing, Biathlon

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2010 Winter Olympics Preview: Ski Jumping, Alpine Skiing, Biathlon
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This Friday is the start of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Each day this week, Double G Sports will give a quick preview of three events in this years olympics. There are 15 events in total, so by Friday all the events will be covered.

The first three events I will preview are Ski Jumping, Alpine Skiing, and Biathlon.

Ski Jumping

Ski Jumping will be the first event in this years olympic games. This event has been part of the Olympics since the original Olympic games in 1924. There are three seperate competitions in Ski Jumping. The Normal Hill Individual, Large Hill Individual, and Team competitions.

Normal Hill qualifying takes place the day before competition. The top 10 ranked ski jumpers during the World Cup Circuit are selected into the competition without having to go through qualifying.  The remaining jumpers go through the qualification round with the top 40 advancing. After the first round of 50 participants, only 30 advance to the final round.

The Large Hill event is done the same way as the Normal Hill except the competition takes place on a larger hill.

In the team event, each team has four athletes. In the first round, each member gets one jump. The top eight teams advance to the second round. When its all said and done, the team with the highest score after all eight jumps wins.

This years ski jumping events will take place...

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