The ski jumping World Cup begins on Friday in Wisła, southern Poland. Saturday’s team competition will be followed by the individual event on Sunday.

Polish fans will be eager for the season to begin, buoyed by the news that Kamil Stoch, the star of the Polish team, is in a very optimistic mood about his prospects.

To ensure the safety of jumpers and viewers due to the ongoing pandemic, new safety measures and restrictions are to be introduced. The jumpers are disappointed that they will not be able to see and hear the cheering crowd.

This will be the 42nd season of the ski jumping World Cup. It is to run for just over four months and with the last competition in Planica on March 28.