What do you do when your sport is dropped from Olympic competition? For a group of female ski jumpers, there’s only one logical & level-headed approach to the situation: Sue the bastards!
The VANCOUVER PROVINCE reports that the shut-out slalom seekers plan to file a suit against the Vancouver Organizing Committee, hoping to have women’s ski jumping return in time for the 2010 Winter Games.
So, what kind of case do the ladies have?
The suit alleges that the controversial decision to eliminate women’s ski-jumping from the Olympics is a violation of their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Damn Canucks, always trying to treat people fairly. Can’t the Parliament in Ottawa write up their own Patriot Act to take care of such problems as people’s rights?
Then again, is it really Canada’s fault that the International Olympic Committee decided to ax the ski jump? Shouldn’t these ladies be taking their case instead to The Hague?
Maybe Jennie Finch should apply the same tactic to get women’s softball back on the Summer Olympic schedule. It’s worth a try - if only to get shots of the sexy strikeout siren back in the news.
Anyway, the Vancouver Committee has remained shushed on the matter, saying they haven’t received any official notification of the ladies’ lawsuit.
They way things are going, looks like it’s all downhill from here.