IOC president says he supports women ski jumpers, but not for 2010 Games

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The president of the International Olympic Committee says he admires the passion of women ski jumpers but that's not going to land them on the slopes for the 2010 Games.

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The president of the International Olympic Committee says he admires the passion of women ski jumpers but that's not going to land them on the slopes for the 2010 Games.

Jacques Rogge made the comments in a letter to 14 female ski jumpers involved in a lawsuit with Vancouver's Olympic organizers.

After the IOC voted to include women's boxing at the 2012 Games, the women wrote to Rogge pressing their case to be included at the Games.

But in his response, Rogge reiterated the IOC's position on ski jumping, saying the sport wasn't technically ready for Olympic prime time.

In the letter, he says the IOC believes there is a strong case for the jumpers to be included in upcoming Winter Games, and it will be included at the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012.