This year was a special edition, with the competition being held for the first time in Romania at night, using powerful lighting equipment. Dexion volunteers were key to support the organizers in this latest endeavor and joined the record-breaking 10.000-strong crowd eager to watch the breathtaking performance.
More than 10,000 spectators watched the Ski Jumping World Cup at the Olympic Complex for Winter Sports in Valea Cărbunării, Râșnov, supporting the 89 athletes who took part in the competition. The atmosphere was all the more spectacular as the event took place, for the first time for Romania, on the illuminated slope in the night system.
The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup stage, took place between February 16 and 19 in Rasnov and was attended by athletes from 17 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.
During the four days of competition, four events were held: two individual girls' stages, one boys' individual stage and one Super Team stage.
The "recipe" was a huge success, with over 10,000 fans coming to see their favourites. "Armed" with flags, horns and vuvuzelas, the spectators from Romania, but also the fans from Poland, Slovenia or Austria created an electrifying atmosphere, despite the fact that the weather did not "keep up" with the sport.
"The World Cup stage held over the weekend in Râșnov was a real success. The efforts made to bring the night installation from Austria paid off, because over 10,000 spectators enjoyed, during the four days, a real show sport in an atmosphere that we can hardly describe in words. The weather was quite capricious, and the wind and rain gave us a bit of a headache. However, all in all, we proved once again that that Romania can and deserves to host important international competitions in winter sports", announced the organizers.