Salt Lake City mayor and women's ski-jumping advocate

Passing Date: 
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Photo by Dan Campbell

Margaret “Deedee” Corradini, the Salt Lake City mayor who fought to get women’s ski jumping included in the Winter Olympics, died March 1 of lung cancer at her home in Park City, Utah. She was 70.

Corradini was mayor of Salt Lake from 1992-2000 and helped to lead the city’s bid for the 2002 Winter Games. For more than a decade, she served as president of Women’s Ski Jumping USA and led the long fight to add women’s ski jumping to the Olympics. Corradini was on hand in Sochi in February 2014 to watch women jump in the Games for the first time. And she wasn’t done: “[Women] only have one event, and that’s the normal hill jump,” she said in 2013. “The men have normal hill, large hill, the team event and the Nordic combined. We’re already thinking 2018 to become really equal with the men, so we still have our work cut out for us.” (Sources: USA Today, Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune)

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