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Female ski jumpers to appeal court decision

July 16, 2009 |  4:38 pm

A group of female ski jumpers will appeal a court decision that prevents them from competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

According to the group's lawyer, the appeal will argue that the organizers of the Winter Games must abide by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

"It cannot host events on Canadian soil that implement discrimination," Ross Clark said in a statement.

The British Columbia Supreme Court ruled last week the International Olympic Committee is discriminating against the ski jumpers by keeping them from the games. But the judge said the court did not have the power to order the sport be part of the the Olympics.

-- Debbie Goffa