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Aussies to be added to bobsleigh event

Updated: Friday, 12 Feb 2010 15:35

The Irish bobsleigh crew of Aoife Hoey and Claire Bergin are unlikely to lose their place at the Games
The Irish bobsleigh crew of Aoife Hoey and Claire Bergin are unlikely to lose their place at the Games

The Australia bobsleigh crew are set to be added as a 21st team at the Winter Olympics after the Court of Arbitration ruled in favour of an application by the Australian Olympic Committee.

A statement from the CAS stated: 'The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the application filed by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) which claimed that the International Bobsleigh & Tobogganing Federation (FIBT) did not apply its qualification system for the Olympic Winter Games 2010 properly.'

It was thought that Ireland's women's bobsleigh team could lose their place at the Winter Olympics if Australia were successful, however the CAS recommended that a 21st team should be included in the event instead of eliminating the Irish crew.

Medal Table

Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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