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It's Official: Ladies Can't Jump in 2010

It's Official: Ladies Can't Jump in 2010

[ Mon, 2009-11-16 15:46 ]
Women's Ski Jumping USA
A Canadian Court of Appeals has dismissed women nordic jumpers case against IOC

Not that we're surprised, but we are a bit saddened to learn that there will indeed be no women's nordic jump event in the 2010 Winter Olympics. On Friday, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has dismissed a case brought by women jumpers seeking a last-minute entry into the Games; a written explanation of the court's reasoning is due next week. As we reported earlier, ski jumping is restricted to men in the Olympics -- the only winter sport with such a restriction -- and a group of professional female ski jumpers had sought to change that in Canadian courts, claiming the rule amounts to gender discrimination. Last summer a lower court effectively ruled that such laws had no jurisdiction over the International Olympic Committee, hence the women's appeal.

Women's Ski Jumping USA