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IOC excludes women ski jumpers

……the International Olympic Committee, …… recently decided to block women ski jumpers from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.

And get this, IOC member and FIS President Gian Franco Kasper told National Public Radio that ski jumping "seems not to be appropriate for ladies from a medical point of view." What planet is this guy living on? Sure ski jumping is dangerous. But so is downhill racing or luge competition or ski cross.

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IOC whistleblower dies

Marc Hodler, the senior Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee, who in 1998 exposed widespread bribe-taking among the Olympic delegates who decided where the Games would take place, died Wednesday in Bern, Switzerland. He was 87.

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