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Husebybakken

Husebybakken, Ullern, Oslo, was the initial arena of the ski jumping competition that was to become the most well known of them all, the Holmenkollen.

Yearly competitions were held from 1879 to 1891. The competition was moved to the Holmenkollen ski jump in 1892.

The first competitions held in Husebybakken were different from todays ski jumping in that the ski jump formed part of a course that included a 4 km stretch of cross country skiing (see Nordic combined), and no jump lengths were measured. Instead, judges gave points for style, on a scale from 1 to 5.

Today, only a bronze plaque serves as a reminder of the events.



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