ATHENS OLYMPICS: France, Britain,US protest against Germany

20th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

20 August 2004, ATHENS - A protest by France, Britain and the US against Germany's gold medal in the Olympic equestrian three-day team event was to be heard by the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) later Friday. Officials confirmed that a hearing had been set for 1400 GMT. Germany won the gold ahead of France, Britain and the US, but were then stripped of the medal because competition judges ruled that their final rider Bettina Hoy had crossed the start line twice. The judges imposed penalty points on Ho

 20 August 2004

ATHENS - A protest by France, Britain and the US against Germany's gold medal in the Olympic equestrian three-day team event was to be heard by the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) later Friday.

Officials confirmed that a hearing had been set for 1400 GMT.

Germany won the gold ahead of France, Britain and the US, but were then stripped of the medal because competition judges ruled that their final rider Bettina Hoy had crossed the start line twice.

The judges imposed penalty points on Hoy which dropped the Germans to fourth place, but their counter protest to be reinstated as gold- medallists was granted by an appeal panel of the ruling body FEI.

Hoy went to win the individual event late Wednesday as well - meaning that a susccessful protest before the CAS Friday would strip her of two gold medals. 

DPA

Subject: German news 

 

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