posted on Feb, 14 2010 @ 09:46 PM
For all the years I have watched the Winter Olympics, I only saw men ski jumping, and it never even occurred to me that women did it, too. I saw this
thread today and learned something new.
Wrong, wrong, wrong to not have women jumpers in the Olympics!!! I really can see how certain groups of people, who don't see anyone of their kind
doing something, would never have the idea that it could be possible for them to do it, too.
I remember decades ago seeing on tv ski jumpers for the first time. Growing up in Southern California, I could only go out at the time into a warm,
sunny winter day, tie a couple of oneXfours on my feet, and pretend to ski jump. (My younger sister and I pretended a lot of stuff!)
The joy of schussing down the plywood held up by a sawhorse was enough for me, but how sad for another female who fell in love with the sport, made it
her passion, but finds she cannot compete at the Olympic level of competition...for no good reason!!
Let this be the last Olympics this happens! 2014 I want to see women flying!