Court of Arbitration For Sport Rejects Murofushi's Appeal Against IOC Election Block
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).