Designed by architect Torben Grut the Stockholm Olympic Stadium was opened in 1912 as venue for the 1912 Olympic Games. Ever since this major event, this iconic venue has hosted numerous sporting events, mainly in football and athletics.
While also several big music acts such as Kiss, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen or The Rolling Stones have had their time on stage, the world's snowboard elite entered the spot light in the Swedish capital for the first time on November 11th, 2006.
From there one, the big air competitions in the "Stadion" have been part of the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup tour. This season, the 2013 Big Air World Cup winner will be crowned in Stockhom - after the third event of the winter.
In its first four competitions of this sole World Cup stop on Swedish soil, Finnish rippers were dominating the show which is part of the LG Winterjam. Six out of twelve podium spots were taken by the armada from Northern Europe with Janne Korpi being the most successful one. The 1986 born athlete celebrated back-to-back wins in 2007 and 2008.
In 2011, Sebastien Toutant was the first Canadian to win a big air competition. In 2012, Niklas Mattsson mad the crowd go crazy winning the event as first Swede ever.
This season, the 2013 Big Air World Cup winner will be crowned in Stockhom - after the third event of the winter.
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First ever Swedish triumph at Stadium Winterjam by Niklas Mattsson (photo: Oliver Kraus). READ MORE