Women ski jumpers told the reason for court decision

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 20, 2009 4:23 pm

Last week, women ski jumpers officially lost out on their chance to participate in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games as British Columbia’s highest court rejected their appeal. There is a men’s ski jumping competition, but not a women’s.

The Court said today that the reason for the decision was because the Court has no power over which events are included in the Olympics. Such decisions, they say, are made solely with the International Olympic Committee. Given this statement, the Court also commented that the Vancouver Olympic officials should not be faulted since they too have no power over which events are chosen to be included.

Apparently the only way to further the case is for there to be a Supreme Court hearing between the women ski jumpers and the International Olympic Committee.