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Star keelboat appeal goes to OCI

26th May 2008

In a widening of the dispute over the Star keelboat nomination the Olympic Council of Ireland are to become involved according to an Irish Sailing Association statement released this morning.

In a statement released by the national authority it says it has agreed with all parties to allow the appeal to go directly to the Olympic Council of Ireland for resolution.

Until it is resolved the nomination of Peter O’Leary and Stephen Milne or any other team cannot therefore be confirmed until the appeal process has concluded.

Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks have appealed the ISA recommended nomination.

The statement continues "In the interest of all concerned, and with just ten weeks to the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, the ISA’s absolute priority is to resolve this situation as quickly and as fairly as possible".
The ISA recommended Peter O’Leary and Stephen Milne to the OCI as Ireland’s representative in the Star class for the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
On Monday 19th May 2008 Anthony Shanks & Max Treacy formally lodged an appeal of the nomination with the ISA, within the defined deadlines.

The sailors also have a right to appeal to the OCI or to the Court of Arbitration in Sport, following their initial appeal to the ISA.

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