The Blake Leeper Case - CAS Panel Rejects Double Amputee’s Appeal To Compete At The Olympics
A recent award handed down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport has found in favour of World Athletics in its dispute with the US Paralympian 400m sprinter, Blake Leeper, concerning the athlete’s eligibility to run against able-bodied athletes in World Athletics Series competitions as well as the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
This article reviews the case, examining:
- Who is Blake Leeper?
- The Nature of the Dispute
- The CAS Verdict
- Burden of Proof
- Overall Competitive Advantage
- Differences to the Pistorius Award
- Moving Forward
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- Tags: Arbitration | Athletics | Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) | Dispute Resolution | Eligibility | Paralympics | Regulation | Tokyo Olympics | United States | World Athletics | World Athletics Technical Rules | World Para Athletics Rules
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