Friday, February 15, 2013
Koji Murofushi case set for CAS court
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Former Olympic champion Koji Murofushi will go to sport's highest court on April 10-11 in his disputed bid to become an International Olympic Committee member.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it set the two-day hearing for Murofushi to challenge his disqualification from an election at the London Games to choose athlete representatives.
Murofushi, who won the gold in the hammer throw at the 2004 Athens Games and bronze in London, and taekwondo fighter Chu Mu-yen of Taiwan were barred by the IOC for breaking election rules.
Murofushi and Chu were punished for using computers to lobby voters in a 21-athlete contest to elect four IOC members to eight-year mandates.
The IOC is awaiting CAS verdicts before confirming the election result.
Chu had his appeal hearing last month.