For Female Ski Jumpers, Agony of Exclusion Finally Ends

31 December 2013Sports

Juliet Macur, writing for The New York Times:

On Sunday, in what could be considered a holiday gift for women everywhere, American female ski jumpers will compete in their first Olympic trials, in Park City, Utah. The International Olympic Committee, with its age-old attitude of discriminating against women, should be ashamed that it took so long for this to happen.

It took 90 years for ski jumping, which was one of the original Olympic winter sports, to include women competitors.