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New Giant Hill Inaugurated in Planica

Planica, 14 October - Nearly eleven years after the giant hill named after engineer Stanko Bloudek (1890-1959) collapsed, a new twin hill was inaugurated in its place in the Planica valley on Sunday in an event that attracted 7,500 spectators.

Rateče, Planica
Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Žiga Turk (centre) cuts the ribbon at the opening of a twin hill together with his predecessors Milan Zver (left) and Igor Lukšič (right).
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica.
Odprtje nove Bloudkove velikanke in državno prvenstvo v smučarskih skokih na 120-metrski skakalnici.
Skakalnica v Planici, smučarski skoki.
Foto: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
Slovenia's best ever ski jumper Primož Peterka makes the maiden jump on a new twin hill inaugurated in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Žiga Turk (right) at the opening of a new twin hill in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Rateče, Planica
A new twin hill opened in place of the legendary Bloudek's giant hill.
Photo:: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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