Nov 14 2009
The Canadian Women’s ski jumping team is officially barred from the Olympics due to an arbitrary decision by the IOC that seems to clash with the Canadian Charter of Rights. Following the latest ruling by the BC Court of Appeal confirming their decision, the IOC states:
The IOC has continued to demonstrate by its actions its support for women athletes and their participation in the Olympic Games
… by not supporting women athletes’ participation in the Olympics. Nicely done.
Will the Canadian men’s ski jump team now stand in solidarity with their female counterparts and boycott the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games? Perhaps only such an extreme gesture would help the IOC understand that where Olympics rules trample on civil rights, those rules ought to get tossed out.