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Ski jumping lights up the Krasnaya Polyana hills

Austria's Thomas Morgenstern makes an attempt in the men's normal hill ski jumping training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Photographer: The Associated Press
Austria's Thomas Morgenstern makes an attempt in the men's normal hill ski jumping training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
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Less than a month after a serious accident, three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern was back ski jumping on Thursday on the first night of training in Sochi. Morgenstern had a horrendous fall in training on Jan. 10 that left him with head and lung injuries, placing his Olympic appearance in jeopardy. But the Austrian veteran looked untroubled Thursday and gradually improved on each of his three jumps from 31st to 12th and then eighth. "Training ...

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