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Canadian/Slovenian protest of men’s ski cross results rejected

Sochi Olympics Freestyle Skiing Men

Men’s ski cross gold medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis of France, left, celebrates with silver medalist Arnaud Bovolenta of France, center, and bronze medalist Jonathan Midol of France, at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Andy Wong

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed a protest from Canadian and Slovenian officials over the results of the men’s ski cross final.

France’s Jean Frederic Chapuis (gold), Arnaud Bovolenta (silver), and Jonathan Midols (bronze) will keep their medals as a result.

Canada and Slovenia’s respective Olympic Committees had issued the protest yesterday, which alleged that the French racers were wearing modified suits that gave them an additional and illegal aerodynamic effect.

They originally protested the decision to the FIS (International Ski Federation), but the group wouldn’t consider the protest as it wasn’t made in time. The protest was then escalated to the CAS, the highest court in sporting law. CAS officials announced their decision to dismiss the protest earlier this morning.

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The statement, which can be read in full here, notes that CAS arbitrators had found the FIS to be correct in determining that the protest had been filed late.

It then closes with the following paragraph:


Estrada, Christopher (502187238)

As a result of the CAS’ decision, France remains at 15 medals, which is their biggest medal count ever at a Winter Olympics.

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