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Friday musing – Justice for Jared Tallent

Coors lightRobbed of a chance to have the gold medal around his neck after the 2012 London Olympic Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (‘CAS’) has upheld an appeal by the world governing body for tallentathletics, IAAF against the winner of the 50 kilometre walk, Russian Sergey Kirdyapkin. Kirdyapkin failed a drug test and his results for the period 2009-2012 were annulled except for the Olympics title.

In a decision earlier this week, CAS ruled that Kirdyapkin could not retain the tile and the event was awarded to the Australian who was second over the line. Tallent said he felt ‘vindicated’ and AOC President, John Coates has said that a ‘meaningful’ presentation will be arranged for Tallent.

Seems that we are quite prepared to take the decision from CAS on watsonthis one when it benefits an Australian, but, CAS have got it totally wrong when it comes to the Essendon Football Club players – hard to fathom.

Sportzfan Radio show #243.2

@SportzfanRadio now available on iTunes!22 April 2012 243.2 – Featuring the Professor, Daniel Eade, Sportzfan Stan, Paul Dalligan and special guests John O’Callaghan and Andrew Hewitt talking AFL, football, Olympics, John Coates, Julia Gillard, ice hockey, AIHL, NRL, rugby league and the Anzac Day test.