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The USA Ski Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum is complete with a diorama of the 1928 National Ski Tournament held on Charlson Hill in Red Wing.

A leap into history

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Fact or fiction: This year’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi marks the first year women’s ski jumping will be recognized as a medal-placing sport.

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The quick answer is true.

On April 6, 2011, the International Olympic Committee announced that a women’s ski jumping event would be added to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games program, making it the last winter sport both genders can now compete and medal in.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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