Canada's Missing Winter Olympians

By
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group West Coast Realty

The Canadian women are off to a great start in the Olympics and right now they are the pride of the nation.Ski Jumper But one group of Canadian women athletes are missing: ski jumpers.

Although women’s ski jumping is alive and well in many parts of the world the IOC has ruled that: "Women's Ski Jumping does not reach the necessary technical criteria and as such does not yet warrant a place alongside other Olympic events."

After a valiant effort by the women, and with the support of other female jumper around the world, they lost their court battle to force the IOC to allow their participation.

In a give your head a shake decision the court ruled that while the IOC position violated the Canadian Charter of Rights the courts had NO authority to compel a an international organization to obey Canada’s laws.

What the @%#@!!!Pisssed  off
Canada can’t enforce organizations from outside Canada to obey Canadian law?

What these women doing now?

Did they go off stomping their feet and pouting?

No.

They are volunteering at Whistler.

A real classy group of women.

I’m proud of them.

Comments (6)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

This was a very informative post and interesting to boot. I'm glad to hear they are volunteering.

Feb 14, 2010 03:56 PM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Canada is a great host to the olympic games and I am glad to here these woman are volunteering.

Feb 14, 2010 05:46 PM
Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON

Bob:

If it was the Summer Olympics I would say the IOC committee had their heads in the sand but as it is the Winter Olympics, their heads were in 42" of snow!

Yes Bob, a great group of atheletes were denied yet show class in volunteering.

Ty

Feb 14, 2010 11:42 PM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Bob, that's really mature and level-headed of them to be there volunteering. It shows what class they have.

Feb 15, 2010 08:17 AM
Bob Dunn
Sutton Group West Coast Realty - Abbotsford, BC

Vicky, Tim, Ty, Malcolm

Thanks for your comments. Good sportsmanship should be recognized.

Feb 15, 2010 08:53 AM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

I really don't understand the politics behind that decision - but political it was!  That's cool - I didn't know they were volunteering!  I wish I had!

Feb 15, 2010 04:01 PM

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?