IOC rejects appeal for Women’s Ski Jumping

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 8, 2009 8:41 am

Thursday morning the International Olympic Committee has decided to reject the appeal to include Women’s Ski Jumping in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The only chance female jumpers have now is a November appeal to the B.C. Supreme Court whose ruling earlier this year stated that the IOC’s charter did not have to include “Charter rights and freedoms.”

In August, IOC President Jacques Rogge stated that “the IOC is working hard to reach gender parity in winter and summer Games. It also underlines that the reason why we took the decision not to include women’s ski jumping was made strictly on a technical basis and absolutely not on gender grounds, and [the decision] was part of a process employed across all sports in the programme.”

The lady jumpers’ appeal is expected to be heard by a three judge panel on November 12th.