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CAS dismisses Karim Ibrahim's appeal on ouster from IAAF Council

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(CAS) on Wednesday dismissed Karim Ibrahim's appeal against the of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) decision to remove him from the

The IAAF had, in August last year, found Ibrahim ineligible within the meaning of the IAAF Constitution and IAAF Vetting Rules to hold office as a

In dismissing Ibrahim's appeal, the CAS Sole Murray Rosen QC found that "the was fully entitled to find that Mr Ibrahim was not eligible and there was nothing unfair about the process and result of its investigation to that effect."

"The Appellant failed to satisfy the Integrity Check and also failed to meet his disclosure obligations," Rosen further determined.

CAS ruled that Ibrahim should pay the costs of the appeal process and further ordered him to pay CHF 4000 (four thousand Swiss Francs) to the IAAF as a contribution toward its legal and other costs incurred in connection with the case.

New Zealander was appointed as of the at the in December, after serving as from November 2018. Mackinnon is of a in and has extensive experience working in the governance of different sports, including rugby union, rugby league, cricket and netball. He currently chairs a number of appointment panels in sport and was recently appointed of the professional rugby union club, The Blues.

Namibia's has recently been appointed to the panel, joining original members Mackinnon and Mark Pieth, founder and of the on Governance.

Schimming-Chase is a of the of who specialises in constitutional litigation, arbitration and mediation. The first female in her country to be appointed as Acting Judge of the High Court, Schimming-Chase is the of the Council of the and Technology and has been a of the since 2005.

Founded in 2017, the Vetting Panel is an independent group of experts appointed to oversee and assess the eligibility of new and existing officials being put forward for IAAF roles.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 18:49 IST
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