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2 athletes to challenge IOC election bar at CAS

2 athletes to challenge IOC election bar at CAS

The Court of Arbitration for Sport expects to take four months to judge Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi's disputed bid to become an International Olympic Committee member.
CAS says it registered an appeal by Murofushi and the Japanese Olympic Committee challenging the IOC's decision to annul his election as an athletes' representative during the London Games.
The IOC board barred Murofushi and taekwondo fighter Chu Mu-yen of Taiwan from accepting their eight-year mandates for breaking election rules.
Both athletes were punished for using computers to lobby voters, and Chu was warned for distributing sweets.
CAS says Chu also intends filing a formal appeal.
CAS says all parties will submit documents and "a hearing may take place."
The IOC has delayed filling four athlete member seats during the appeal process.


Updated : 2021-10-21 04:48 GMT+08:00