The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), on Monday in Tokyo, Japan, rejected the requests of the Belgian Olympic Committee, the Confederations Confederations (COIB) and the Dutch Olympic Committee, which it seized after the rehabilitation of the United States and the Dominican Republic. Republic. Republic in the last 4x400m mixed relay at the Tokyo Olympics.
The US and the Dominican Republic were initially disqualified at the end of the contested race on Friday, then requalified on appeal and allowed to compete in the final.
The International Cooperation Council had filed before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Saturday evening, less than 40 minutes before the final match, and demanded that the decision to exclude the two countries remain in effect. The Dutch Olympic Committee made the same request more than two hours after the final, whose relay ended in fourth place.
Poland won the gold medal in the mixed 4x400m race Saturday night, ahead of the Dominican Republic and the United States. The Netherlands ranks fourth and Belgium fifth.
On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport found that the Belgian and Dutch claims had been dismissed and, as in established case law, the court would not investigate the case in the absence of an allegation of fundamental infringement such as bad faith and bias. or arbitrariness. The benefits of decisions made immediately. Moreover, since the final has already begun, CAS believes that the compensation requested by Belgium and the Netherlands is now meaningless.
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