Murofushi loses appeal at CAS in IOC election case

Former Olympic champion Koji Murofushi has lost his appeal against disqualification from an election to become an IOC member representing athletes. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it dismissed the Japanese hammer thrower's challenge of an IOC decision excluding him, after claims he excessively lobbied fellow athletes ahead of voting at the London Olympics. Despite ruling...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Top sports court to rule on IOC election challenge

The top court in international sports expects to take four months to rule on Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi's disputed bid to become an International Olympic Committee member. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Murofushi and the Japanese Olympic Committee are challenging the IOC's decision to annul his election as an athletes' representative during the London...
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September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Hungary wins gold in hammer throw

Krisztian Pars of Hungary got his revenge, and it was pretty sweet. Pars won the hammer throw on a cool Sunday night with 80,000 people packed into the stadium at London Olympic Park. With the crowd still buzzing from watching Usain Bolt retain his title in the 100 meters, Pars ensured his first gold medal with a mark of 264.5 feet. It was enough to beat 2008 gold medalist Primoz...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Holm, Coventry and Murofushi among IOC candidates

Former Olympic high jump champion Stefan Holm of Sweden and seven-time swimming medalist Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe are among 21 candidates vying for election to the IOC athletes' commission. Four spots on the commission will be filled in voting during next year's London Olympics. Athletes elected onto the panel become full members of the International Olympic Committee...
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December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

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