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Ski jumpers to appeal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A group of female ski jumpers will appeal a court decision that prevents them from competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The appeal will be based on the argument that the organizers of the Vancouver Games must abide by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, said Ross Clark, the jumpers’ lawyer.

“It cannot host events on Canadian soil that implement discrimination,” Clark said in a statement.

The IOC has said its decision not to allow women’s ski jumping at the games was based on “technical issues without regard to gender.”