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Volume 10 No. 22


The Court of Arbitration for Sport has "rejected Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi's appeal against the blocking of his election" to the IOC's Athletes Commission, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The court said the main reason for turning down his appeal was that the Japanese Olympic Committee "did not comply with applicable rules and regulations." Taiwanese Athens 2004 Games taekwondo Gold Medalist Chu Mu-yen was also excluded for similar reasons, "and his CAS appeal was rejected in March." Murofushi and Chu "were excluded on charges they had campaigned inappropriately, in the wrong places and using methods that were against the rules" (REUTERS, 5/22).

The first of two traction substations "that will power Olympic train services in Sochi next year has gone live." The new rail route "will transport Olympic visitors from the main Olympic village near Adler to the Alpika Service Mountain Resort through a series of six tunnels and 23 bridges" (GLOBAL RAIL NEWS, 5/21). ... Newly appointed Nigerian National Sports Commission Dir General Gbenga Elegbeleye gave the assurance that "efforts would be made to know what went wrong at the last London 2012 Olympics" (XINHUA, 5/22).