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Russian Insider Says State-Run Doping Fueled Olympic Gold

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06 May 2018 12:37

Howman expressed frustration that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cannot accept circumstantial evidence that an [athlete] was doping.


Why is he frustrated though? Doesn't he know the CAS's rules of evidence?

It's common knowledge, among lawyers at least, CAS does not operate under the common law rules of evidence nor the civil law rules. According to CAS:

bloth the initial arbitration panel (as with the initial decision maker) and the appeal arbitration panel are not bound by the rules of evidence and may inform themselves in such manner as the arbitrators think fit (see D'Arcy v Australian Olympic Committee CAS 2008/A/1 574)


He can't complain. I mean he can if he doesn't know how CAS operates.
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