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Thursday, March 13, 2008

See Top US Ski Jumping & Nordic Athletes

The 2008 U.S. Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Championships will be held March 14-16 at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. Admission is free. The public is invited to see these top athletes compete.

Below is a press release with info about the event:

The National Sports Foundation is partnering with the United States Ski & Snowboard Association to host the ski jumping and Nordic combined championships for the first time since before the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

The Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow venues will welcome the nation’s best men and women ski jumpers as they vie for titles on both the normal and large Olympic ski jumps. The Nordic combined athletes will contest the cross-country portion of their event on the Olympic trails at Soldier Hollow.

Returning after a six-year hiatus, the event will draw approximately 75 of North America’s best athletes including World Champion and World Silver Medalists, Johnny Spillane and Billy Demong. This event will also provide another opportunity for the women athletes to showcase their abilities as they continue their quest for inclusion into the Olympic Games.

The 2008 National Championship will run March 14 – 16, with competitions on Saturday and Sunday.

Deck side viewing will also be possible during the Nordic combined cross-country race at Soldier Hollow. Saturday’s 7.5km Nordic Combined Sprint race will begin at 6:30 pm, once the sun hides behind the hills of Soldier Hollow. The course and stadium will be moved near the Soldier Hollow Lodge offering superb amenities to view the event.

Admission is free. For additional event information, please call 435 645 7660 ext 101.

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