Fun facts Planica

English speakers scroll down, please 😉

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Ker smo te dni vsi v pričakovanju zadnje tekme v tej sezoni v smučarskih skokih  (in ker je Jure velik oboževalec zimskih športov), sva zbrala nekaj zanimivosti o naši sneženi kraljici – Planici. 🙂

  • Prvi skok čez 100 metrov je leta 1936 uspel mlademu Avstrijcu Seppu Bradlu, ki je skočil 101,5m.
  • Prvi polet čez 200 metrov je uspel Toniju Nieminenu leta 1994, ko je poletel 203 metre (prvi je čez 200 metrov sicer poletel Andreas Goldberger, a se ni obdržal na nogah).
  • Leta 1953 so v Planici javnosti prvič predstavili Cockto.
  • Zastavonoše, ki se spuščajo po doskočišču, so vsako leto isti. Najbolj zaželena zastava med zastavonošami je seveda slovenska.
  • Po navodilih zdravnika morajo biti zastavnoše tešči, če se slučajno pripeti kak padec in bi morali na operacijo.
  • Če zastavonoša pade, je to takšna sramota, da naj ne bi mogel dobiti dekleta v Zgornjesavski dolini.
  • Skladba Planica, Planica Ansambla bratov Avsenik je bila napisana 1979 posebej za svetovno prvenstvo v smučarskih poletih istega leta. Od takrat se kratek napev “Planica, Planica, snežena kraljica” predvaja ob vsakem skoku nad 215 metrov.

Tukaj pa še kratek prispevek RTV SLO za malo nostalgije 🙂
http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/razlicni-prispevki/161701262

 

ENGLISH

These days Slovenians are on the edge of their seats because it’s Planica time, the last ski jumping/flying event of the season. We gathered some fun facts about our snow queen Planica. 🙂

  • The first jump over 100 metres happened in Planica in 1936 when young Austrian Sepp Bradl landed at 101,5 metres.
  • The first flight over 200 metres also happened here in 1994 when Tomi Nieminen from Finland landed at 203 metres (first was Andreas Goldberger from Austria, but was not able to land properly at 202 metres)
  • A very popular Slovenian soft drink Cockta was introduced for the first time in Planica in 1953
  • The flag carriers are always the same.The most wanted flag for the flag carriers is of course the Slovenian flag.
  • The flag carriers should ski down the hill with empty stomachs in case of a fall and need of surgery. 🙂
  • It is said that if a flag carrier falls, he will never get a girlfriend in the Upper Sava Valley .
  • The song Planica, Planica of the world famous brothers Avsenik was written in 1979 specially for the Ski flying world championship in 1979. Since then the chorus “Planica, Planica, snežena kraljica” (eng: Planica, Planica, the snow queen) is played every time someone flies over 215 metres.
    Don’t know the song? You can hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnPDk1GBdcE

 


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