POSTED: September 4th 2012

JOC statement on the appeal to CAS for IOC election

 Sports Features Communications

September 4 – The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has issued the following statement regarding the appeal being filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the election dispute for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.

Yasuhiro Nakamori, Director of JOC President's Office, made the following statement about the JOC appeal for Koji Murofushi's case:

"While the Japanese Olympic Committee and Koji Murofushi respect the IOC's ruling, we believe that a misinterpretation of Murofushi's actions caused the current circumstance. We are hopeful that a continued constructive dialogue will soon clarify remaining misunderstandings. Considering the tight deadlines for the process, we have taken the decision to appeal to the CAS. The matter is of extreme importance to Murofushi, an athlete who is proud to have adhered to the Olympic values throughout his career."

The CAS will study the appeal filed as well as the IOC answer to the appeal and a possible hearing may take place at some point in the future. The procedure can last around four months for a final verdict.

The CAS also acknowledged today that the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) has filed a similar appeal for the athlete Mu-yan Chu that will follow the same procedure.

Keywords · IOC · Athletes Commission · JOC · Koji Murofushi

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