Sport: Norwegian Jumpers

At the age when the average U. S. moppet is getting a tricycle from Santa Claus, the average Norwegian child is getting a pair of skis. In Norway children start to ski when they are 4, can usually jump 60 ft. when they are 8 and 150 ft. when they are 12. To encourage the sport, the Norwegian Ski Association each year gives 5,000 pairs of skis to children who cannot afford to buy them.

So it is not surprising that the best ski jumpers in the world are developed in Norway. Last week, when 9,000 ski enthusiasts gathered...

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