The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is the world’s highest level of ski jumping and the FIS Ski Flying World Cup as the subdivisional part of the competition. It was founded by Torbjørn Yggeseth for the 1979/80 season and organized by the International Ski Federation. Ladies began competing during the 2011/12 season.
The rounds are hosted primarily in Europe, with regular stops in Japan and rarely in North America. These have been hosted in 20 different countries around the world for both men and ladies: Austria, Bosnia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
The 2017–18 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is the 39th World Cup season in ski jumping for men, the 21st official World Cup season in ski flying, and the 7th for ladies. The season begins on 19 November 2017 in Wisła, Poland, and will conclude on 25 March 2018 in Planica, Slovenia.
Thousand of the sports fan and about 80 ski jumpers from all over the world will come to the so-called Polish winter capital – Zakopane All the preparations before the event are on the final straight. For all of the supporters, the competition in Zakopane will be an opportunity to watch Kamil Stoch’s ( double Olimpic Champion ) performance. For the second time in a row he has just won in a grand style the Four Hill Tournament and he has chosen the Polish Sports personality of the Year 2017 in a Plebiscite of Przegląd Sportowy.
It was amazing three days in Zakopane. the great lesson of sports photography for me. And i hope to do this again next year.
I hope you gonna like few photos
And at the end … Selfie with Polish President Andrzej Duda
pic credit: Jakub Szymczuk