Women Can Jump

After years of petitioning the International Olympic Committee to have women’s ski jumping included in the Winter Olympics, women everywhere can jump for joy—Ski jumping will officially be included in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Previously the IOC had ruled against women’s ski jumping, saying the sport needed further development and that it lacked strong competitors. The Vancouver Sun reported that a judge ruled that the IOC was discriminating against women, but said the court didn’t have the power to order the IOC to include women for 2010. The Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear the appeal.

Men have been ski jumping in the Olympics since 1924, the Newsvine noted.

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