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The Court Of Arbitration For Sport (CAS) Does Not Have Jurisdiction To Rule On The Appeals That Sought The Inclusion Of A Women’s 50km Race Walk At The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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5th February 2020

 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued decisions in two appeals filed by Inês Henriques, Claire Woods, Paola Pérez, Johana Ordóñez, Magaly Bonilla, Ainhoa Pinedo, Erin Taylor-Talcott and Quentin Rew (collectively, “the Appellants”) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Athletics, in which the Appellants sought the inclusion of women athletes in the 50km race walk event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with separate classifications for men and women.

The CAS Panel found that it did not have jurisdiction to rule on these appeals. For this reason, the arbitration procedures have been terminated.

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