Below are a few statements of support for Sam Rippington. Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sam Rippington is a courageous, thoughtful, intelligent and generous human being in addition to being a talented and committed athlete. Her simple questions highlight the fact that the Olympics are nowhere near equal for women. We hope that the questions she has posed will be given serious consideration by the IOC, the International Canoe Federation and the entire sporting community and that she receives adequate answers as soon as practicable to help facilitate discussion for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Sam has shown extraordinary determination, dedication and perseverance not only for her own personal development as an elite canoeist, but she continues to give back to the sport, coaching boys and girls and taking on leadership roles. We wish her all the best and support her efforts on behalf of women canoeists around the world.”
-Pam Boteler, President, WomenCAN International – A Global Voice for Equality in Olympic Canoeing
“I wish Sam Rippington all the best in her efforts and hope that her struggles will (finally) lead to a realization by the IOC, future host cities and nations that offering events and disciplines for men and not women is not acceptable in an age of equality.”
– Erin Durant, Lawyer, Canada