Women ski jumpers to take Olympics bid to high court
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A group of female ski jumpers is taking its bid to be part of the 2010 Winter Games to the Supreme Court of Canada.
A request was filed Tuesday, said Ross Clark, the lawyer for the 13 women. They want the high court to revisit a lower court decision that ruled the International Olympic Committee can determine which sports are included in the Games.
“It’s even bigger than women’s rights. It’s human rights,” said Deedee Corradini, president of Women’s Ski Jumping USA.
The women hope the Supreme Court will decide within the next two weeks whether to hear the case, and will hand down a decision by mid-January – in time for the Games in February.
The IOC voted in 2006 not to include women’s ski jumping at the 2010 Games.
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