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Bad news for women’s ski jumping enthusiasts

Sport is officially off the roster for 2010 Games


 

As of Tuesday, it became official: there will be no women’s ski jumping at the Vancouver 2010 games. Since May 2008, when the International Olympic Committee made the controversial call not to include a women’s ski jumping event at the Games, Canada’s ski jumpers have been on the offensive. They launched a lawsuit against local organizers, claiming the ski jumping ban violated their Charter rights. But the Supreme Court has since announced that it would not reverse earlier rulings in the organizers’ favour, which found that the Charter cannot be applied to the International Olympic Committee. It’s “disappointing,” says Zoya Lynch, one of the women who initiated the lawsuits. “It’s just something that I believe in so much that I can’t even understand why the Supreme Court wouldn’t want to hear this case.”

CBC News


 
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Bad news for women’s ski jumping enthusiasts

  1. Hooray for the Supreme Court. Honestly I have no feelings about womens ski jumping either way, I'm even sure it would be exciting. However I am completely sick and tired of individuals and organizations claiming every unfavourable decision is a violation of someones Charter rights and taking the challenge right to the Supreme Court. What does this cost?

  2. “It's just something that I believe in so much that I can't even understand why the Supreme Court wouldn't want to hear this case.”

    Your question has already been answered: they won't take the case because it's not their jurisdiction. Ladies, you took (what I believe is) the right case to the wrong court.

    I sincerely hope that, when taken to the appropriate jurists, that women's ski jumping is included in the Olympics, as men's is currently.

  3. They would have to build a special jump for women's ski jumping. They don't have the strength to do the men's jump nor will they ever have. There is a reason they don't have women's ski jumping.

  4. donna???, you are an idiot!!!

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