July 17, 2009

Women ski jumpers file appeal against discrimination

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Women ski jumpers will file an appeal today requesting the right to compete in the 2010 Olympic Games. Ski jumping is the only event in the winter games that does not allow women to compete, a fact the women say is based on gender inequality and not skill level. Fifteen female ski jumpers representing 160 more from around the world lost their case in the B.C. Supreme Court last week, but are still hopeful a ruling in the near future would allow the Olympic planning committee enough time to set up a ski jumping event for the games next February.

– Emily Linroth

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