Lahti Ski Games 1961 - 1980.
1961 Warm weather. First prize in ski jumping was tied between three competitors.
1962 International Lahti Ski Games were held, for the first time in 3 day period, from Friday to Sunday.
1964 Record in “normal” Ski Games, spectators 114.082
1965 Over 1000 volunteer officials. In Ski jumping, three round competition was tested.
1966 First team competition in Ski jumping, winner was East-Germany.
1967 Programme keeps on expanding – first time for women´s relay. Additonal event was “Winter of Finland”- exhibition
1968 Finnish Ski Association had it´s 60th anniversary, celebrationrelay was handed to Mr. Urho Kekkonen, President of Finland.
1969 No success for Team Finland. In Ski jumping East-German Christian Kiehl won both, youth and special Ski jumping competitions.
1970 Competition Manager, Mrs. Leila Lepistö started her career as official “Ski-Girl”.
1971 Less than 50.000 spectators. Mass start was tested in men´s skiing. This was the first time that Finnish team did not win any competitions.
1972 Marketing budget was doubled, which was seen in increasing amount of spectators.. Ski jumpers disappointed, competition was tranfered from new hill to old wooden hill.
1973 First competition in the hill. Old hill was situated at the Indian hill, on the oppossite hill from current ski stadium stand.
1975 Lahti Ski Games 50th anniversary. One of the main events was exhibition ski jumping, with Norwegian girl Anita Wold.
1976 Last Ski Games at the old stadium. Right after Games the renewing started for next World Ski Championships.
1977 Pre-WSC with 377 athletes from 19 countries. First competition in Lahti nomal hill was won by Walter Steiner (SUI).
1978 Official competition song “Lahti By Night” was introduced in the 4th WSC held in Lahti. Every year since that this song has been played after the fireworks on Saturday evening.
1979 Another great organized Games despite the wind and fog.
1980 Young Canadian-Indian, jumping without glasses, Steve Collins jumped amazing hill record, 124 meters.