“The Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the decision issued by the IOC Disciplinary panel on 25 January 2017 in which he was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A consequence of such finding was the disqualification of Nesta Carter and the other members of the Jamaican team from the Men’s 4x100m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in which they had achieved the gold medal,” read the CAS statement. “Nesta Carter seeks to set aside the challenged decision in order for the Jamaican team to be reinstated as gold medallists.” APPEAL FILED Nesta Carter’s appeal against his disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for a anti-doping violation has officially been filed through the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The 31-year-old will in a few days be advised of a hearing date into the matter. CAS confirmed the development yesterday noting that the Jamaican was contesting the decision issued by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Panel on January 25, in which the sprinter was found to have committed a violation of anti-doping rules during the Beijing Games. Carter’s sample retroactively tested positive for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, resulting in him and Jamaica’s gold medal winning 4x100m relay team being disqualified and stripped of the medals won in the Chinese city. In a media release, CAS outlined that the arbitration procedure is now in progress and advised that the parties will exchange written submissions after which a panel of three arbitrators will be constituted. This panel will then issue directives regarding the holding of a hearing into the matter and then make a decision after its deliberations.
A Donegal schoolteacher is running a fundraiser (#pledge30) for Lough Swilly RNLI – and she’s hoping to get one-hundred businesses to donate €30 towards the incredible organisation. Maggie Green, is asking 100 businesses (or more if I can) to pledge €30 (or more if they can!) to Lough Swilly RNLI within 30 days. Lough Swilly RNLI started trials in 1986 so they have been running for 30 years now so Maggie is hoping to get €30 from 100 businesses/people in 30 days (or more if possible!!)Her partner Danny McFadden has just returned from Antarctica and he volunteers with Lough Swilly RNLI so it is a very personal cause for Maggie.Maggie told Donegal Daily, “I am very proud of Danny for being a volunteer with the RNLI.“Every time his pager goes off I feel so proud of him for what he is doing to help others but I also feel scared for him until he walks back through the door as I know the gravity of the situation he is going into. “The women and men who volunteer for the RNLI are some of the bravest souls I know and they risk so much to save the lives of others.“I would really like to raise as much as possible for Lough Swilly RNLI and I am hoping that there will be lots of support out there for this very worthy cause.”This is the link for donations: https://www. ifundraise.ie/2478_-pledge30. htmlThis is the link for the FB page: https://www.facebook. com/pledge30/?fref=tsRNLI FUNDRAISER: ONE HUNDRED BUSINESSES TO DONATE €30 IN 30 DAYS! was last modified: May 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesfundraiserLifeboatMaggie GreennewsRNLI