CAS upholds disqualification in IOC athletes’ vote

The highest court in sports has upheld the decision to bar a

Taiwanese taekwondo fighter from election to the IOC athletes’

commission for breaking campaign rules.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it rejected the appeal

by Chu Mu-yen against the decision by the IOC executive board to

disqualify him.

CAS says its three-man panel found Chu guilty of several

violations of the election rules by using ”unauthorized

promotional materials and distributing gifts to voters.”

CAS say the violations ”gave him an advantage” over other

candidates but adds Chu’s behavior was ”due more to excessive zeal

than a desire to cheat.”

CAS has yet to rule on a similar appeal by Japanese hammer

thrower Koji Murofoshi.

Both men finished in the top four in voting during the London

Olympics but were barred from accepting their eight-year posts.