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Women’s Ski Jumping Decision Expected

Roughly a dozen current and former women’s ski jumpers are in Canadian court this week as they have one last gasp to get women’s ski jumping into the 2010 Olympics. The British Columbia appeals court will meet at 10 AM local time this morning to get a final determination on whether or not women will be allowed in Vancouver. The attorney for the women’s ski jumpers, Ross Clark, says the IOC is engaging in gender discrimination, and by doing so is forcing VANOC to do the same.

Deborah Folka, who works in PR in Vancouver, said that this won’t be over until the women ski jumpers are included in the Olympics, adding that they can still appeal to the Canadian Supreme Court.

Also helping their cause will be the throngs of media out to cover the event.

“Most of the networks in the U.S. and Canada will be covering the appeal — we have everyone from the BBC to Al Jazzera.”

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