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Women lose ski jump court case

A GROUP of women ski jumpers lost its case to be part of next year's Vancouver Winter Olympics.

The British Columbia Supreme Court said on Friday it doesn't have the authority to force the International Olympic Committee to put the sport on the program. Fifteen former and current female ski jumpers went to court in April, contending their exclusion from the Vancouver Games violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The IOC maintains female ski jumpers are prevented from competing at the games because they fail to meet Olympic criteria, not because of gender discrimination. The women wanted a court declaration ordering the Vancouver Organizing Committee to either hold women's ski jumping in 2010 or cancel all ski jumping events.


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