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Jamaica’s flag bearer loses before CAS

Jamaica’s flag-bearer Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian failed in the fight for a starting place in the Olympic two-man bobsleigh race before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

As the CAS ad hoc department briefly announced, the 36-year-old’s lawsuit was dismissed. The full award with reasons will be published “soon”.

Fenlator-Victorian had hoped the arbitral tribunal would overturn a decision by the IBSF, which she believes discriminates against Jamaican athletes in favor of European teams.

“Representation is so important, we have to raise the voices that are silent and create space for diversity,” said Fenlator-Victorian, who has so far only appeared at the Olympic premiere of monobobsleigh at the Beijing Winter Games (February 13 and 14). starts, explained on Saturday. Her objection related to the way the IBSF allocated places for the Olympic Games based on what it felt was an inaccurate score.

The Jamaican was hoping for an increase in starting places so that no team is left out. A total of four runs in the two-man bobsleigh race will take place on February 18th and 19th.

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