Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jump Start

The Olympics are so rigid, so far up their own flewbarbs, so out-of-step that women ski jumpers have had to resort to a law suit to achieve their goal of being allowed to compete in 2010.

They accuse VANOC of violating their Charter rights.

They are exactly correct.

VANOC claims this is all on the hands of the IOC and that if it granted women the equal opportunity to participate, that the IOC would never award another games to Canada.

They are exactly wrong.

In addition to being morally bankrupt.

If they led the way and allowed women to participate as they should, the IOC would simply be embarrassed into continuing the trend world-wide.

I mean, really...sometimes you wake up and think it's 1843.

(You can sign the petition here.)


Anonymous said...

Oh please,please VANOC. Let the women participate.
If the IOC never awards Canada another Games YEAH!

Anonymous said...

Eddy the Eagle had the chance to participate at the Calgary Olympics and he had the skill set of; well, a plasterer. Let the women compete!

Keith said...

Let the IOC move the games to Afghanistan.

David in North Burnaby BC said...

Considering the IOC's record, I can't help wonder if its just a matter of insufficient baksheesh distributed.
Otherwise, the IOC makes decisions that don't add up, not just this one.
Baseball is the number 3 participation sport in the world. Its now out of the summer olympics. Huh?
So, in the scheme of things, how many people ski jump in this world? So there are a few more men than women, so, what?
I don't think the IOC makes these decisions on the level.