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IOC member lauds women's ski jumping

Updated: February 26, 2011, 11:25 AM ET
Associated Press

OSLO, Norway -- Women's ski jumping is edging closer to the Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee refused to admit the women to the 2010 Vancouver Games, but IOC member Gunilla Lindberg praised the quality of jumping at the Nordic world skiing championships.

Daniela Iraschko of Austria won gold Friday.

"I am impressed with what I have seen," Lindberg said. "The level among female ski jumpers is high, and the progress made during the last two years has been enormous."

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