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Ski Jumping at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games

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Host City: Calgary, Canada
Date Started: February 14, 1988
Date Finished: February 14, 1988
Events: 3

Participants: 65 (65 men and 0 women) from 19 countries
Youngest Participant: AUT Heinz Kuttin (17 years, 40 days)
Oldest Participant: POL Piotr Fijas (29 years, 241 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FIN Matti Nykänen (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FIN Finland (3 medals)


The 1988 ski jumping events were held at Canada Olympic Park, which was specifically constructed for the 1988 Winter Olympics and was the site of ski jumping, bobsled, and luge. The normal hill had a K- and table-point of 89.0 metres, while the large hill had a K- and table-point of 114.0 metres. The program was enlarged in 1988 with the addition of a team event on the large hill. This consisted of four-man teams, taking two jumps each, with the best three jumps for each team in each round to count towards the team total. Calgary ski jumping was dominated by Finland’s [Matti Nykänen], who won both individual jumps and led Finland to gold in the team event.