Court hearing appeal by female ski jumpers
November 12, 2009
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A British Columbia Court of Appeal is hearing arguments about why female ski jumpers should have the right to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Fourteen women are appealing an earlier court ruling that found the Vancouver Olympic organizing committee does not have the power to change a decision made by the International Olympic Committee.
The IOC voted in 2006 to not include women’s ski jumping in the 2010 Games, saying the sport had not developed enough to meet the basic criteria for inclusion.
Women’s Ski Jumping USA president Deedee Corradini said on Thursday that there is enough time to get the women’s event onto the 2010 program even though the appeal hearing is coming just three months before the games begin.