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World Champion ski jumper Lindsey Van got the call again this fall. Eight months after she donated bone marrow to help a cancer-stricken man, the doctors said they needed twice the number of stem cells they took from her last spring — which was 500 million. Last time, Van agreed to be on-call when the doctors needed her marrow. She ended up donating just two weeks after competing in the World Championships in Oslo, Norway....

OSLO, Norway – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) led U.S. women’s ski jumpers in a thick as pea soup fog that proved unnerving for many as the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo hit day two with the women’s jumping event. Gusty winds engaged the athletes in a battle of wills against Mother Nature. Jerome was 14th. Defending World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT), who had been strong in training, jumped short in...

PARK CITY, UT – Reigning World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) will lead a team of six U.S. ski jumping athletes at the International Ski Federation’s 2011 Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway Feb. 25 – Mar. 5. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced the World Championship Team that qualified through the Continental Cup circuit on Tuesday. Van will be joined by four fellow Women’s Ski Jumping USA athletes, all hailing...

NOTODDEN, Norway – Defending World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) continued to be a factor in the women’s Continental Cup Saturday finishing fourth in the final competition of a two-day event. Van, who had jumps of 88.5 and 91.0 meters, moved from ninth after the first jump to finish fourth followed by Abby Hughes (Park City, UT) in sixth. Hughes, who was in second after the first jumping round, was held in snowy conditions...

VIKERSUND, Norway (Dec. 12) – Defending World Champion, Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) continued to be the picture of consistency with her jumping, taking third in a Continental Cup ski jumping event in the second day of a two-day competition in Vikersund. Austrian jumper Daniela Iraschko kept her hot streak alive, winning the competition with jumps of 118.9 and huge leap of 122.0 on her second ride for her third straight victory. Coline Mattel of...

Female ski jumpers have waited 86 years for their sport to be included at the Olympic Games, and now they will have to wait six more months. The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) executive board announced Monday that a decision about whether to add women’s ski jumping to the program for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi would not be made until next spring—quashing the hopes of athletes and supporters who had hoped for a definitive ruling....

Oslo, Norway — Jessica Jerome overcame erratic winds and a number of course holds and restarts to tally a pair of fourth-place finishes to lead the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team in Continental Cup competition over the weekend in Oslo, Norway – site of the upcoming Nordic World Championships in February. Jumping took place amidst continuing construction surrounding the famous K120 Holmenkollen and K95 Midtstubakken jumps in the Norwegian capital as it readies to welcome the...

Lindsey Van of the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team returned to the Continental Cup the weekend of Sept. 11-12 in Lillehammer, Norway, resuming high-level international competition after taking last season off to rest and recharge after a tumultuous yet exciting couple of years. Van made history in 2009, becoming the first-ever World Champion in women’s ski jumping. She was also a leader in the fight to include women’s ski jumping in the 2010 Olympic Winter...

Jessica Jerome of the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team found her way back onto the podium, while teammate Lindsey Van made a successful return to Continental Cup competition over the weekend in a pair of events in Lillehammer, Norway. The competitions were held Saturday and Sunday on the HS 104 hill in Lillehammer. Jerome, having finished second on back-to-back days on this hill in 2008, found it to her liking once again Saturday, finishing in...

PARK CITY, UT – The 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping Championships wrapped up Sunday morning with the large hill competition. Both Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) won their second U.S. Championships title of the weekend. This marks Van’s 15th U.S. Championship title and Frenette’s second. The men’s competition was eventful, with Frenette crashing on the landing of his first jump of 139 meters. Frenette combined a second jump of...

PARK CITY, UT – The 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships were underway Friday morning with athletes jumping on the K90. Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) were crowned 2011 Noraml Hill U.S. Champions. The men’s competition was tight with Olympic silver medalist Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) and two-time Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) landing solid jumps forcing Frenette, who jumped last, to fly high....