Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament Increases Prizemoney To $354,800
The Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament "has increased its prizemoney" to a total of 315,000 Swiss francs ($354,800), according to the SID. The overall winner of the event will continue to receive 20,000 Swiss francs ($22,500). For the first time, the winner of the qualification rounds will earn a reward of €2,000 ($2,750). However, the event in '11-12 "theoretically remains the most lucrative in history." Back then, the organizers offered up 1M Swiss francs "in case one jumper would have won all four competitions." The only ski jumper who managed to win all four events during a single Four Hills Tournament was German Sven Hannawald in '01-02. This year's 62nd edition of the Four Hills Tournament kicks off in Oberstdorf, Germany on Dec. 29 (SID, 12/16).