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Women not allowed to compete in Ski Jumping!

I don't know if there's been a thread about this already.
I'm not big on Winter Sports, so I haven't payed much attention on related threads.

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Ski jumping looks sooooo scary!

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I thought it was because it was deemed insufficiently developed ... a situation similar to say... male Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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Re: Women not allowed to compete in Ski Jumping!

I read a bit of this in other sites and from what I can understand, they were rejected because there are only a few women competitors out there -15, actually-, and they're from very few countries, so that wouldn't really make it competitive. Therefore, I can understand why the IOC decided not to include them. I mean, you don't hear about men being able to do synchronized swimming in the Summer Olympics and I've never heard anyone complaining about it .

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I read a bit of this in other sites and from what I can understand, they were rejected because there are only a few women competitors out there -15, actually-, and they're from very few countries, so that wouldn't really make it competitive. Therefore, I can understand why the IOC decided not to include them. I mean, you don't hear about men being able to do synchronized swimming in the Summer Olympics and I've never heard anyone complaining about it :shrug.
Exactly. They never even had a world championships.
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Exactly. They never even had a world championships.
Women ski jumpers competed in Nordic World Ski Championships last year.
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Re: Women not allowed to compete in Ski Jumping!

Women's ski jumping is still at an early stage of developing, once it develops further and becomes more wide spread it might be included in the Olympics, but I don't think it's at that point atm.

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This article explains it all:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...963447,00.html

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I read a bit of this in other sites and from what I can understand, they were rejected because there are only a few women competitors out there -15, actually-, and they're from very few countries, so that wouldn't really make it competitive. Therefore, I can understand why the IOC decided not to include them. I mean, you don't hear about men being able to do synchronized swimming in the Summer Olympics and I've never heard anyone complaining about it .
If someone doesn't allow them, people should complain.

The IOC excuse was silly.

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They have only just accepted boxing for women, which has hundreds of female boxers worldwide.

So I reckon it is still more discrimination.
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Oh c'mon, it's obvious why not. They have lumps and bumps and aren't streamlined for flight like guys are.

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Why not post this in the Olympic thread?
Cause it goes beyond Olympics itself

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Re: Women not allowed to compete in Ski Jumping!

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I read a bit of this in other sites and from what I can understand, they were rejected because there are only a few women competitors out there -15, actually-, and they're from very few countries, so that wouldn't really make it competitive. Therefore, I can understand why the IOC decided not to include them. I mean, you don't hear about men being able to do synchronized swimming in the Summer Olympics and I've never heard anyone complaining about it .
Not an entirely analogous situation, as you're more likely to hear people question why they allow synchronized swimming in the Olympics or anywhere else...

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Why not post this in the Olympic thread?
Check the eye-rolling. It sucks to have only one Olympics thread. I don't even bother to read it. I'd have to go through tons of posts to find the subjects I'm interested in.

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Not an entirely analogous situation, as you're more likely to hear people question why they allow synchronized swimming in the Olympics or anywhere else...

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