Women’s Ski Jump

I hadn’t realized that there was no women’s ski jump in the Olympics. That seems dumb to me, not because my wife kicks my ass at Wii Ski Jumping, which she does, but because this is 2010. The Time article mentions that they’re doing Ski Cross this year, which is like motorcross on skis, and we all certainly remember the abomination that was Ski Ballet, don’t we?

In 2005, Gian Franco Kasper, FIS president and a member of the IOC, said that he didn’t think women should ski jump because the sport “seems not to be appropriate for ladies from a medical point of view.”

I’m not breaking any new ground by calling the IOC a stupid organization, but they are. They are very stupid.

For what it’s worth, the world’s longest ski jumps.

Women’s Ski Jump

0 thoughts on “Women’s Ski Jump

  1. Ryan says:

    I completely agree with Gian’s decision to keep women’s Ski Jumping from the Olympics. Women are not capable to take on a sport of that caliber. Simply put we need to keep the Olympics safe for the athletes as well as the spectators. It’s already scary enough to deal with the thought of women competing in the Biathlon…

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  2. aaron cohen says:

    @Ryan, I don’t think I could disagree with you more. If keeping the Olympics safe for the athletes was a priority, a LOT of the winter sports wouldn’t exist.

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