Sport Tennis aces kicked out of Olympics after awful mistake

07:18  24 july  2021
07:18  24 july  2021 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Two Georgian tennis players have been barred from the Tokyo Olympics after officials in their home country told them they were entered for the Games but never actually sent the paperwork.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that it had to turn away doubles players Oksana Kalashnikova and Ekaterine Gorgodze because they were never formally entered for the games, even though Georgia's Olympic committee "informed the applicants that their application had been submitted."


https://twitter.com/OksKalashnikova/status/1418298385421975554?s=20 a close up of Oksana Kalashnikova: Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia. © Getty Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia. a person hitting a ball with a racket: Ekaterine Gorgodze of Georgia. © Philipp Guelland - Pool/Getty Im Ekaterine Gorgodze of Georgia.

Without a formal entry for the Olympics, the court ruled that the "consequence, however unfortunate for the two athletes, can only be the dismissal of their petition."

It was an occurence that startled tennis watchers.


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