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The Water Ski World Championships is an annual water ski competition that has taken place since 1949. Held near the end of the competition season, the World Championships are one of the sport's three major championships along with the Masters Water Ski Tournament (since 1959) and the U.S. National Water Ski Championships (since 1939).
The Masters Water Ski Tournament is an annual water ski competition that has taken place since 1959. Competed each year on Memorial Day weekend, the event is held at Robin Lake in the Callaway Gardens resort area outside of Pine Mountain, Georgia. The tournament is one of the sport's three major championships along with the Water Ski World Championships and the U.S. National Water Ski Championships.
The U.S. National Water Ski Championships is an annual water ski competition that has taken place since 1939. Hosted by the American Water Ski Association (AWSA) and taking place every year since its inception, with the exception of 1942-1945, the competition is the oldest and longest-running water ski competition in the world. The U.S. Nationals is one of the sport's three major championships along with the Water Ski World Championships, and the Masters Water Ski Tournament.
Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow. Many types of competitive skiing events are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Water skiing is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming the surface on two skis or one ski. The sport requires sufficient area on a smooth stretch of water, one or two skis, a tow boat with tow rope, three people, and a personal flotation device. In addition, the skier must have adequate upper and lower body strength, muscular endurance, and good balance.
Nordic combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in cross-country skiing and ski jumping. Nordic combined at the Winter Olympics and the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup are ongoing.
Ski jumping is a winter sport in which competitors aim to achieve the longest jump after descending from a specially designed ramp on their skis. Along with jump length, competitor's style and other factors affect the final score. Ski jumping was first contested in Norway in the late 19th century, and later spread through Europe and North America in the early 20th century. Along with cross-country skiing, it constitutes the traditional group of Nordic skiing disciplines.
Freestyle skiing is a skiing discipline comprising aerials, moguls, cross, half-pipe and slopestyle as part of the Winter Olympics. It can consist of a skier performing aerial flips and spins, and can include skiers sliding rails and boxes on their skis. It is also commonly referred to as freeskiing, jibbing, as well as many other names around the world.
A surf ski is a long, narrow and lightweight craft similar to a kayak but with an open "sit-on-top" (SOT) cockpit and a self-bailer to eliminate water instead of the enclosed kayak-style cockpit which can be sealed against the elements with a sprayskirt or tuliq. Surfskis are primarily designed for speed, including fast runs on the open seas, and have a powerful, pedal-operated rudder to control the boat while surfing on wave fronts.
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are an alpine skiing competition organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Teledeporte (TDP) is a Spanish sports channel owned by TVE, launched in 1994 through Hispasat. It was the second sports channel to launch in Spain, after Eurosport. It broadcasts the major Spanish and international sporting events, and is available on digital terrestrial television (TDT) and cable/satellite platform Movistar+.
Andreas Felder is an Austrian former ski jumper. During this period he dominated the sport, together with contemporaries Jens Weißflog and Matti Nykänen. Felder finished in the top three overall six times in the World Cup, including a No. 1 ranking in the 1990/91 season. He won his first international championship medal at the 1982 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo with a silver medal in the team large hill competition.
Johan Sætre is a Norwegian former ski jumper.
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz is an Austrian ski jumper. She is one of the sport's most successful female athletes, having won the 2014/15 women's World Cup season, and has the third most individual female World Cup wins – 12 – as of March 2017. Since 2003 she has held the women's ski flying world record of 200 m (660 ft), and remains the only woman to reach that distance.
Blind Sports Australia, formerly the Australian Blind Sports Federation (ABSF) was formed in 1980 as the national body to coordinate sport for the blind and vision-impaired in Australia. It encourages and provides access to international competition in world blind and multi-disabled championships for sports recognised by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). BSA is headquartered near Melbourne.
Kamil Wiktor Stoch is a Polish ski jumper. He is one of the most successful ski jumpers from Poland, as well as in the history of the sport, having won two World Cup overall titles, two consecutive Four Hills Tournaments, three individual gold medals at the Winter Olympics, individual and team gold at the Ski Jumping World Championships, and individual silver at the Ski Flying World Championships. His other tournament wins include the Raw Air, Willingen Five, and Planica7.
Sylvie Hülsemann is a retired Luxembourgian water skier. She won the world championship on her second attempt, in 1961, at the age of 16. In addition, she was the European Women's Overall Champion in 1961, 1966, and 1968.
Cyprus, due to its population and size, has modest international sporting achievements. Most sports are governed by associations under the umbrella of the Cyprus Sport Organisation.
The World Ski Orienteering Championships (Ski-WOC) is the official event to award the titles of World Champions in ski orienteering. The World Championships is organized every odd year. The programme includes Sprint, Middle and Long Distance competitions, and a Relay for both men and women. The first Ski-WOC was held in 1975.
Sport is widely practiced in Austria both in professional and amateur competitions. The most popular sports are association football, alpine skiing and ice hockey.