This season’s ski-jumping World Cup circuit will open with a team competition in Wisła, southern Poland, on Saturday, followed by an individual event a day later.
In all, the 2019/2020 ski-jumping World Cup features 36 competitions, including six team events, in various countries.
The schedule includes the prestigious Four Hills Tournament in Germany and Austria, the Raw Air event in Norway, and the season-ending Ski Flying World Championships in Planica, Slovenia.
The series will come to Poland twice this season: for competitions in Wisła this weekend, and for events in the mountain resort of Zakopane on January 25-26.
Polish ski jumpers dominated last World Cup season as a team, winning the circuit's Nations Cup overall.
Individually, Poland's top ski jumper Kamil Stoch, a three-time Olympic champion, finished third in the overall World Cup standings last season, ahead of countrymen Piotr Żyła and Dawid Kubacki.
Kubacki in early March took the gold and Stoch grabbed the silver in the normal hill event at the Nordic world ski championships in Austria.
Czech Michal Doležal was in March named as the new head coach of the Polish men’s ski-jumping team to replace Austrian Stefan Horngacher.
Source: Przegląd Sportowy, polskieradio.pl, fis-ski.com