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Matt Brammeier loses appeal for Olympic place

Updated: Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 09:58 | Comments

Matt Brammeier will not comepte at the Olympics
Matt Brammeier will not comepte at the Olympics

Matt Brammeier has lost his appeal to be included in Ireland's Olympic road race team, which will compete in London on 28 July.

The Olympic Council of Ireland's Appeal Tribunal met Brammeier's legal representatives on Saturday 7 July in Howth and heard the lengthy appeal submission.

The OCI Appeal Tribunal was chaired by Susan Ahern (executive member) along with William O'Brien (first vice-president) and Dermot Sherlock (honorary secretary general) plus legal counsel.

Based on the findings of the tribunal the appeal was not upheld.

Nothing in the decision prevents recourse by Brammeier to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Brammeier told RTÉ Sport that it was unlikely that he would appeal the decision to the CAS.

As a result of the failed appeal, the Irish road race cycling team for London will be Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and David McCann.

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