Norwegian ski jumper Tande hospitalized after heavy fall

<p>PLANICA, Slovenia &mdash; Olympic ski jumping champion Daniel-Andre Tande was hospitalized after a heavy fall at a World Cup event in Slovenia on Thursday, with Norwegian team officials saying he was in a medically induced coma.</p>
<p>The 27-year-old Norwegian lost control midway through his jump during a ski flying event in Planica and crashed heavily into the snow before tumbling down the slope.</p>
<p>He was treated for nearly 30 minutes and given oxygen before being flown by helicopter to a hospital in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.</p>
<p>The International Ski Federation (FIS) said on Twitter that Tande was in stable condition.</p>
<p>Alexander Stockl, the head coach of the Norway’s ski jumping team, told Norwegian news agency NTB that Tande had a broken collarbone and would be kept in an induced coma for 24 hours.</p>
<p>“They’ve checked his neck and head, and they’re OK,” Stockl said. </p>
<p>Tande is a former sky flying world champion and helped Norway win the team ski jumping event at the 2018 Olympics. </p>
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