GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has been criticized for picking judges to work at the Tokyo Olympics who were not expert enough to handle doping cases.
Days before the highest court in sports opens its special Olympic tribunals at the Winter Games in Beijing, it was singled out in a wide-ranging report published by the World Anti-Doping Agency that broadly praised operations at last year's Tokyo Olympics.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — François Carrard, the former longtime IOC director general who helped oversee its reforms after the Salt Lake City bidding scandal, has died, the Olympic body said Monday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Iran judo federation’s appeal against a four-year ban from international events for refusing to let its athletes face opponents from Israel was heard on Tuesday.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said the Iranian appeal against an International Judo Federation ruling was held by video link.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Russian badminton player won his appeal on Monday to overturn a five-year ban because his alleged involvement in betting and match-fixing was not proven.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it upheld Nikita Khakimov’s appeal against the Badminton World Federation’s ruling of one year ago “due to the lack of concrete evidence.”
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Australian swimmer Shayna Jack was cleared Thursday to resume her competitive career after a doping case that forced her to miss the Tokyo Olympics.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it rejected appeals by the World Anti-Doping Agency and Sport Integrity Australia, who called for a four-year ban instead of the two years she finished serving in July.
Track coach Alberto Salazar received no relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld his four-year ban for a series of doping-related violations that had long been pursued by American regulators.
MADRID (AP) — Spain's top sports authority on Tuesday accepted the Spanish league's request to postpone a pair of weekend matches involving teams with players on international duty with South American nations.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Brazilian soccer official indicted by federal prosecutors in the United States in the FIFA bribery case has had his life ban from the sport cut to 20 years.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed FIFA's case against Marco Polo del Nero “as to the findings on the merits” but ordered a reduced ban for taking bribes.
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday to defend its clubs after they blocked players from taking part in World Cup qualifiers in South America, while Brazil called up nine more players to its squad as a precaution.
TOKYO (AP) — Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya waged — and lost — a legal fight to run in the 200 meters at the Olympics while she was also seeking a humanitarian visa to leave the Tokyo Games safely.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won't be playing for Nigeria in the Tokyo Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected their appeal.
The WNBA players had asked the CAS to grant them a provisional allowance and add them to the roster for the Tokyo Games until a hearing could occur.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two Russian swimmers who were provisionally suspended by FINA for doping violations have been cleared to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
The world governing body had taken action recently against Alexandr Kudashev and Veronika Andrusenko because of evidence from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation of the former Moscow anti-doping lab’s data.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams have filed appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a last-ditch effort to play basketball for Nigeria in the upcoming Olympics, said two people familiar with the situation.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Olympic champion gymnast Oleg Verniaiev is set to miss the Tokyo Games because he has been banned for four years following a failed drug test.
The Ukrainian gymnast tested positive for the banned substance meldonium in August 2020 and was banned after a ruling by the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation, which hears disciplinary cases in the sport.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — An attempt at cheating to qualify Uzbekistan swimmers for the Tokyo Olympics has been blocked by sport’s highest court. World swim body FINA denounced Uzbekistan's “nefarious behavior.”
MONACO (AP) — Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko was handed a six-year ban Monday over an elaborate attempt to deceive anti-doping authorities, in a case which showed senior Russian track and field officials colluding to break the rules.
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold looks forward to the day when she can tell her daughter that she got in the Olympic ring with sport's highest court — and won.
The 11-time national flyweight champion has won her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, allowing her to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — World champion sprinter Salwa Eid Naser was banned for two years and will miss the Tokyo Olympics after sport's highest court on Wednesday overturned a ruling that had cleared her on a technicality for doping tests she missed.
GENEVA (AP) — China's most famous swimmer got a second chance to avoid a doping ban and compete at the Tokyo Olympics, and lost.
This time, however, Sun Yang's ban is less likely to end the three-time Olympic champion's career.
GENEVA (AP) — The coach who led Nigeria to two Olympic medals in men’s soccer had his life ban by FIFA in a match-fixing case cut to five years on Monday.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said a life ban for Samson Siasia was “disproportionate” for a passive offense which did not earn him any money.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Shelby Houlihan's quest to overturn her doping suspension in time to run at this year's Olympic trials is over.
Houlihan's request for an emergency injunction from Switzerland's highest court was turned down Friday because the court didn't have the original decision to reference in order to make its own judgment.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Ajax goalkeeper André Onana had his ban for a positive doping test cut to nine months on Thursday and can resume playing in November.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport found Onana was not at significant fault and reduced his one-year ban by UEFA.
MONACO (AP) — Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal was banned for five years on Friday in a doping case, ruling her out of this year's Tokyo Games and the 2024 Paris Games.
The Athletics Integrity Unit said the American’s second career ban was for “tampering within the results management process” of doping control samples.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona’s president pledged Friday to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if UEFA punishes the club for its role in the would-be Super League competition.
“I told (UEFA President Aleksander) Ceferin that we were not going to apologize and that we were not going to pay a fine that is unjustifiable.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Georgian soccer club Dinamo Tbilisi lost its appeal at sport’s highest court against UEFA punishments for fans displaying a banner judged to be neo-Nazi.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Wednesday its judges upheld a UEFA ruling for “racist behavior” by fans at a Europa League game in 2019.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The retrial in three-time Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang's doping case will be held over three days next week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday.
The court set May 25-27 for the hearing to be held in private by video link.
TORONTO (AP) — Mandy Bujold would have preferred fighting this battle in the ring.
Instead, the Tokyo Olympics fate for Canada’s best boxer lies in the hands of the Court of Arbitration for Sport after her qualifying tournament was scrapped due to the pandemic...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — An equestrian rider from the United Arab Emirates won his appeal to overturn GENEVA (AP) — Chelsea's request to freeze its one-year transfer ban while it challenges the punishment was rejected by FIFA on Friday. The English club could now ask the Court of Arbitration for Sport to grant an interim ruling, which would allow players to be signed in the offseason.
GENEVA (AP) — Chelsea's request to freeze its one-year transfer ban while it challenges the punishment was rejected by FIFA on Friday.
The English club could now ask the Court of Arbitration for Sport to grant an interim ruling, which would allow players to be signed in the offseason.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The longtime standoff between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and track and field's governing body over issues of gender, hormones and performance in sports reached a pivotal phase on Monday as a key tribunal began hosting a planned five-day hearing in a case that could have massive repercussions throughout sports...
Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia's desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes — including several medal favorites — into the Pyeongchang Olympics failed just hours before Friday's opening ceremony...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn and three former NHL players are among 32 Russian athletes who filed appeals Tuesday seeking spots at the Pyeongchang Olympics...
MOSCOW (AP) — Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil...