Women’s ski jumped added to Sochi Games

IOC decision ends years of legal wrangling

Women’s ski jumping will finally have a place at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi Russia as the International Olympic Committee announced it had approved the sport on Wednesday. The approval brings to a close a years-long legal battle by women ski jumpers to compete at the Olympics. Also included among the events set to debut in Sochi are ski halfpipe, mixed relay in biathlon and team events in luge and figure skating. Leading up to the Vancouver Games, the IOC twice rejected calls to have women’s ski jumping added to the list of events. Women jumpers took the case to the Supreme Court, but ultimately lost their appeal.

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Women’s ski jumped added to Sochi Games

  1. I'm assuming this means the women finally met the criteria for an Olympic sport. Good for them.

  2. 4 other sports were approved as well for male and female twists on existing events. Ths didn't get covered at all by the media.The vast, vast majority of the women who jump are North American and not enough particpants outside this area pointed to a lack of real competive participation or balance. These is no small intrigue that either Canada or the US will capture the Gold in this event by default and therein lies another story of introducing indigenious or newly created sports for an advantage to-wards a countrys' medal harvest and the ensuing hype and chest thumping. Think Women's Hockey.

  3. 4 other sports were approved as well for male and female twists on existing events. Ths didn't get covered at all by the media.The vast, vast majority of the women who jump are North American and not enough particpants outside this area pointed to a lack of real competive participation or balance. These is no small intrigue that either Canada or the US will capture the Gold in this event by default and therein lies another story of introducing indigenious or newly created sports for an advantage to-wards a countrys' medal harvest and the ensuing hype and chest thumping. Think Women's Hockey.

  4. Women's ski jumping had met the Olympic criteria for the 2010 WInter Olympic Games, it was purely discrimination why there was not an official even for them in 2010.

  5. Women's ski jumping had met the Olympic criteria for the 2010 WInter Olympic Games, it was purely discrimination why there was not an official even for them in 2010.

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