US Skaters File Appeal To Get Olympic Medals In Beijing
Feb 19, 2022, 7:47 AM
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ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Attorneys for the U.S. figure skaters whose Olympic silver medals are being withheld have filed an appeal to have them awarded before the end of the Beijing Games.
A decision is expected as soon as Saturday night.
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed that it was hearing the case in Beijing and expected a rapid decision.
Attorneys say in a letter sent to IOC president Thomas Bach that they are seeking a ruling before Sunday’s closing ceremony.
A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press.