Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

French ski cross sweep under investigation

Share this article

09:33 CET+01:00
France's medal sweep in the Olympic Games men's freestyle ski cross competition was placed under investigation on Saturday after rival teams accused them of bending the rules.

Jean-Frederic Chapuis, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol took all three medals after a helter-skelter tournament at Extreme Park.

But Canada and Slovenia both lodged complaints to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after their original protests were deemed to be too late by the International Skiing Federation (FIS) competition jury.

"They allege that, just before the Big Final, French support staff changed the shaping of the lower leg suits of the riders, creating an aerodynamic effect that the appellants submit is contrary to the International Freestyle Skiing Competition Rules," said a CAS statement.

A ruling on the case is expected to be revealed on Sunday, the final day of the Games.
 

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement