February 5 - Argentina's 52-year-old veteran Clyde Getty has become the latest freestyle skier to unsuccessfully appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to compete at Sochi 2014.
Aerials specialist Getty, the oldest competitive freestyle skier in the world, was born in the United States to Argentine parents and has been a regular on the international scene since making his debut in 1989.
But, after finishing 41st in the 2013-2014 World Cup overall standings, he failed to reach the minimum International Skiing Federation (FIS) points requirement by the end of the qualification period.
But he launched an application against FIS on the grounds that he was granted a quota place therefore should be allowed to compete.
In response, the FIS insisted the quota place was erroneously attributed on January 24 before being withdrawn on the same day, and they considered no Argentine athlete eligible to participate in aerials.
A three-man special ad-hoc CAS panel based here agreed, and rejected the appeal because the "wording of the provisions of the freestyle qualification system did not allow any interpretation which would make Getty eligible".
This marks the second failed appeal to CAS by a freestyle skier this week, following an attempt by Austria's halfpipe competitor Daniela Bauer being rejected because the Austrian Ski Federation had a "legitimate sports performance justification" for not selecting her.
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