Female Olympic Ski Jumpers’ Appeal Dismissed

Female Olympic Ski Jumpers’ Appeal Dismissed

By Brian Schultz

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter GamesFemale ski jumping won’t be an Olympic sport anytime soon after a ruling Friday in British Columbia Court.

After months of battling, an appeal was dismissed to have the jumping added to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

In a decision released on July 10, 2009, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon found the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is not in breach of Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in regards to women competing in ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Games. The decision was appealed by the female ski jumpers.

In 2010, three men’s ski jumping events will be held at Whistler Olympic Park/Whistler Paralympic Park starting February 12 and ending on February 22.

In other Olympic news, today is the final day to purchase tickets to the Olympic events this winter. Beginning at 10 a.m. PT (12 noon Winnipeg time), you can go to vancouver2010.com/tickets. The final phase for ticket sales was scheduled for last Saturday, but a technical error prevented customers from accessing the website. For a list of helpful tips to make your checkout process easier, click here.