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.”
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