An incredibly technical and graceful discipline, ski jumping sees competitors seem to defy gravity as they hang in the air over the hill. Amazing skill is required to fly through the air and land perfectly with only your skis and arms to balance you.
Norwegian Nordic athlete Sondre Nordheim is credited with the first officially measured ski jump in 1860 and the sport gained popularity as an event during the mid-1800s as part of ski carnivals in Norway.
The Olympic Programme sees athletes compete in the individual and team event, with the first Olympic ski jump competition held at the first Winter Games at Chamonix 1924. The sport has appeared in every Olympic Winter Games since.