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The Olympia Leap

All the daredevil action captured by newsreel cameras perched at the top of the ski jump at St Moritz.

Sport 1930 1 mins Silent


This short Topical Budget newsreel item from January 1930 captures a ski jumping competition at St Moritz from every dramatic angle. Beginning with the dizzy height at the top of the jump, this captivating snapshot sees competitors hurtling down the slope, disappearing over the edge and finally in flight.

The film Flashing Blades, also available on BFI Player, offers insight into the 1948 Winter Olympics at St Moritz, including the ski jumping competition.