Female Ski Jumper Fiasco

December 2, 2009

Thought I'd chat a little about the women ski jumping court debate.

-The IOC voted not to include women's ski jumping at the 2010 Games because according to the rules, the sport was not developed enough.
-Lawyers for the women filed a request on Tuesday, seeking leave to appeal two lower court decisions that found the Charter of Rights does not apply to which sports are included in the Olympics.
-There are also Olympic rules around how far in advance of an Olympics a sport can be added to the program.
-"Given the timeline, it's probably going to be pretty hard to include the women. You can't tell countries you have a week to come up with a team,'' said William Black, professor at UBC.
-But since the men's ski jumping teams aren't picked until late January the women feel that even if the court gave a decision in mid-January, a women's team could be assembled.
-The women have asked the courts to force Games organizers to either add a women's event or cancel the men's. Organizers say they can do neither.

And now we wait until December 15th for the next ruling.


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