Ski jumping has been in the Winter Olympics since the very beginning. Yet in those 86 years there has never been a women’s ski jumping event. That may be about to change. A group of women ski jumpers from all around the globe have formed a coalition and are suing the Vancouver Organizing Committee to try and get women’s ski jumping into the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, Canada. Deedee Corradini is the president of Women’s Ski Jumping USA as well as the former mayor of Salt Lake City, UT, and was a pivotal part in the city getting the 2002 winter games. She joins The Takeaway with her thoughts on pushing this great leap forward.
To see the masculine side of ski jumping, watch the video below.