Comedienne Megan Grano Takes on Women's Ski Jumping

November 29, 2009

Did you know that ski jumping is the only Olympic sport where women are not allowed to compete?  I discovered that when I met fellow International Women's Forum member Deedee Corradini, the former Mayor of Salt Lake City and the current president of the Women's Ski Jumping Association.  

The International Olympic Committee has been fighting tooth and nail to keep women ski jumpers out.  Why?  They CLAIM it's because it's such a dangerous sport and they don't want women injured.  Right!  How about the real reason, which Corradini tells me is this:   Women tend to be lighter than men, which mean they can "fly" through the air further when ski jumping.  Can you imagine the international scandal if Olympic women ski jumpers ended up jumping further than men?

NY comedienne Megan Grano, whose the daughter of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan, a personal friend, is now taking on the IOC.  Sometimes humor gets you further than powerpoints and facts.  Click here to enjoy this short (2-minute) video on the IOC's fear of women ski jumpers. 

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