CAS rejects Uzbekistan appeal against FINA invalidation of Olympic qualifying event-Sports News , Novi Reporter

CAS rejects Uzbekistan attraction in opposition to FINA invalidation of Olympic qualifying event-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter

The worldwide physique for water sports activities issued an announcement to say that the attraction has been rejected by CAS.

CAS rejects Uzbekistan appeal against FINA invalidation of Olympic qualifying event

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New Delhi: The Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has turned down the Uzbekistan Swimming Federation’s attraction in opposition to world physique FINA’s determination to invalidate outcomes of an Olympic qualifying event after Indian swimmer Likith Selvaraj complained of manipulation within the occasion.

The worldwide physique for water sports activities issued an announcement to say that the attraction has been rejected by CAS.

“FINA acknowledges the award of the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport rejecting the Uzbekistan Swimming Federation’s attraction in opposition to the FINA Govt’s determination to not recognise sure outcomes from the Uzbekistan Open Swimming Cup, held between 24-29 November 2020 and the Uzbekistan Open Swimming Championships, held between 13-17 April 2021,” FINA said.

The FINA Govt’s determination was made after receiving “proof establishing that sure outcomes from these two occasions had been manipulated by the Uzbekistan Swimming Federation in an try and qualify Uzbek swimmers for the Tokyo Olympic Video games.”

The FINA stated that its Ethics Panel will now examine whether or not additional sanctions needs to be imposed on the Uzbekistan Swimming Federation and another implicated celebration.

In a video uploaded on YouTube in April, Indian swimmer Selvaraj had alleged that the timings had been “manipulated” to make sure qualification of Uzbek swimmers from the April 13-17 occasion in Tashkent.

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He had alleged that organisers of the event even tried to bribe him when he protested.

FINA applauded the whistleblowers in each the instances.

“Any try to govern outcomes will probably be punished in keeping with the related FINA guidelines. Put merely, FINA won’t stand for any types of dishonest or occasion manipulation,” the physique said.

“FINA would additionally wish to thank the whistleblowers for his or her braveness in reporting this nefarious behaviour,” it added.

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