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[ Mon, 2009-10-12 02:19 ]
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Ski jumping is the last Winter Olympic sport to bar women. Why?

We don't like to get into politics around the SKI Magazine offices, especially when they involve gender differences in sports. (You may have noticed that -- ahem -- a significant majority of our editorial staff is female.) But it's always struck us as odd that women don't get to ski jump in the Olympics -- it's the only winter sport with such a restriction. Why?

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False Start

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