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Operation Red Wings → 10 Years Ago
↳ June 28, 2005

This book is about the evanescence of life, and why some men choose to fill their brief allotment of time engaging the impossible, others in the manufacture of sorrow. In the end it is a story of the ineluctable conflict between good and evil, daylight and darkness, the White City and the Black:

‘Make no little plans ; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.’
- Daniel H. Burnham

‘I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.’
-Dr. H. H. Holmes
—  Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Evils Imminent
Ski Jumping WC goes to PyeongChang - Hill, Stats, History

South Korea will host an International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup competition for the first time when qualification gets underway tomorrow in Alpensia, Pyeongchang.

The competition is a test event for next year’s Winter Olympic Games, with three days of action scheduled.

Men’s qualification will draw the focus tomorrow, before the first men’s and women’s events are held on Wednesday (February 15).

The World Cup will conclude with the second competitions the following day.

Kamil Stoch leads Ski Jumping WC and goes to Korea to increase their lead and become the oldest athlete to win the world cup

Japan’s Sara Takanashi is the dominant force in the women’s field and could establish a record number of World Cup wins, should she triumph in both competitions Pyeongchang. The 20-year-old currently trails Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer, who has won 53 men’s World Cup titles so far in his career.

Both the overall World Cup leaders are expected to take to the ski jump, but also Daniel Andre Tande, Stefan Kraft, Domen & Peter Prevc and more…

Here PyeongChang Hill stats - Alpensia Jumping Park:

Hill Size:HS 140 (for men competition)
K-Point:125 m
Hill record:142.0 m (Mario Seidl , 2017-02-05, NC-WC)
Summer hill record:133.0 m (Erik Simon , 2009-09-03, COC)
Total height:137.9 m
Tower height:49.5 m
Inrun length:98 m
Take-off length:6.8 m
Take-off angle:11°
Take-off height:3.1 m
Landing angle:34.6°
Ski club:Alpensia Resort

Hill Size:HS 109(for women competition)
K-Point:98 m
Hill record:109.5 m (Heung-Chul Choi , 2016-01-23, FIS)
Total height:115.5 m
Tower height:20 m
Inrun length:89.5 m
Take-off length:6.4 m
Take-off angle:11°
Take-off height:2.450 m
Landing angle:34°

Hill History

Since July 2006 at PyeongChang a gigantic one billion Euro expensive recreation and winter sports centre called “Alpensia” had been in construction. Originally the facility situated on 700 meters was planned for the Olympic Winter Games in 2014, but then in July 2007 they were given to Sochi. Nevertheless the works on the ski jumping facility with five plastic covered hills K125, K98, K60, K35 and K15 continue and in September 2009 the 50m Euro expensive ski jumping facility was inaugurated with a Continentalcup competition.