Ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics consisted of three events held from 14 February to 24 February, taking place at Canada Olympic Park.[1] The Calgary Games featured the addition of a new event, the first program change since 1964, with the debut of the team event.[2] Britain's Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards achieved celebrity by finishing last in both individual events, with less than half the points of the second-last competitor.[3]

Ski jumping
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
Ski jumping pictogram.svg
Pictogram for ski jumping
VenueCanada Olympic Park
DatesFebruary 14, 1988 (1988-02-14Tmf)-
February 24, 1988 (1988-02-24)
No. of events3
Competitors65 from 19 nations
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1992 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit


1  Finland (FIN)3003
2  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0112
  Norway (NOR)0112
  Yugoslavia (YUG)0112
Totals (4 nations)3339

Finland led the medal table, winning all three gold medals, Matti Nykänen taking both individual events and helping the Finnish team to victory. Given that this was the first year in which there were three ski jumping event, this made Nykänen the most successful ski jumper in a single Games.

The two medals for Yugoslavia were the only ones that country would win in ski jumping (though Slovenia, where all four Yugoslavian team members were from, would win its first as an independent country in 2002).



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Normal hill individual
Matti Nykänen
229.1 Pavel Ploc
212.1 Jiří Malec
Large hill individual
Matti Nykänen
224.0 Erik Johnsen
207.9 Matjaž Debelak
Large hill team
  Finland (FIN)
Ari-Pekka Nikkola
Matti Nykänen
Tuomo Ylipulli
Jari Puikkonen
634.4   Yugoslavia (YUG)
Primož Ulaga
Matjaž Zupan
Matjaž Debelak
Miran Tepeš
625.5   Norway (NOR)
Ole Christian Eidhammer
Jon Inge Kjørum
Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl
Erik Johnsen

Participating NOCsEdit

Nineteen nations participated in ski jumping at the Calgary Games. Great Britain made their Olympic ski jumping debut, with Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards their sole participant.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. pp. 25, 27, 39, 57, 67, 69, 111, 113, 121–7, 335, 339, 415, 597–605. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Ski Jumping at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  3. ^ Official Report. pp.19,