Saturday, May 03, 2008

Let Women Jump! Go, ESPN!

Those of you who know me know I am passionate about fairness and gender equity. That's one of the reasons why it has been so vexing to see the IOC continue to disallow women ski jumpers to compete in the Olympics. To that end, ESPN has picked up the story on women jumpers and their fight to be included in the 2010 Vancouver games. Below is a letter from my dear friend Vic Method telling about the broadcast:

Athletes and friends of women's ski jumping,

Greetings! I wanted to let you know that the ESPN Outside The Lines story about women's ski jumping will air this Sunday May 4, 9am Eastern Time. The story will be 8 ½ minutes and will create great awareness about women's ski jumping as it airs in the U.S. and then on ESPN International.

There was great work putting this story together by Andy Lockett, producer extrodinaire of ESPN and the reporter Steve Cerberian. All the women ski jumpers need to be very thankful for the efforts of Julie Foudy and how she introduced and championed the start of the story with ESPN. So, a great effort by all the ESPN people involved in helping to share our amazing story! Thank you very much ESPN!

Andy has said we will have some DVD's of the story, if you are not able to catch the broadcast, so everyone will be able to see the report.

Enjoy the ESPN story and be grateful a major media outlet---the worldwide leader in sports has helped to tell the women's ski jumping story!


Vic Method