While acknowledging that VANOC doesn’t have the authority to force the International Olympic Committee to include women’s ski jumping in 2010, lawyers for the 14 elite women filed an appeal asking that the men also be grounded.
“Our position has always been that since the Charter prohibits VANOC from hosting an unconstitutional ski jumping event — one with men only — VANOC must refuse to do so,” Ross Clark said.
He added they’re not asking the B.C. Court of Appeal to determine which sports are included in the Olympics, but to ensure that the sports included comply with Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The case will be heard by a three-judge panel Nov. 12 and 13.