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Four Hills Tournament
The Four Hills Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) is composed of four Ski Jumping World Cup events and has taken place in Germany and Austria each year since 1952. The tournament is second only to the World Cup and the Winter Olympics as the most sought after title on the ski jumping world circuit.
The Four Hills Tournament is comprised of four individual World Cup events and points gained in the Four Hills Tournament are added to points gained in other World Cup events throughout the season.
|Schattenberg||Oberstdorf||Germany||29th December||143.5 m (2003)|
|Olympia||Garmisch-Partenkirchen||Germany||1st January||129.5 m (2001)|
|Bergisel||Innsbruck||Austria||4th January||134.5 m (2002)|
|Paul-Ausserleitner||Bischofshofen||Austria||6th January||143 m (2005)|
Jens Weissflog (DDR/Germany|D) is the only ski jumper to have won the tournament fours times. He won the tournament in (1984, 1985, 1991 and 1996). Behind him are Helmut Recknagel (DDR), Björn Wirkola (Nor) and Janne Ahonen (Finland) with three titles each. As he is currently an active ski jumper, Ahonen can still equal Weissflog's record of 4 wins.
Germany has the most winners with 16 (11 of which were pre-1989), next comes Finland with 14 victories and then Norway and Austria with 9 wins. The following coutries all have a single victory: Japan, Slovenia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the USSR.
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