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Feb 23, 2014

Olympics-Freestyle-Appeal against French medal sweep dismissed – CAS

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 23 (Reuters) – The three Frenchmen who swept the podium in the Winter Olympics freestyle ski cross event will keep their medals after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Sunday dismissed a protest by officials form Canada and Slovenia.

The Canadian and Slovenian Olympic Committees had requested the disqualification of Jean Frederic Chapuis, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol, alleging they wore illegal suits giving them an aerodynamic advantage in the final of the event on Thursday.

Feb 22, 2014

CAS to rule on suits of French ski cross medalists

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was meeting on Saturday night to decide whether three French skiers who swept the podium in the men’s ski cross finals at the Winter Olympics wore illegal suits.

Jean Frederic Chapuis, who formerly competed in Alpine skiing for Switzerland, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol swept the medals in Thursday’s final but Canadian and Slovenian officials protested to the International Ski Federation (FIS), claiming they changed their suits to gain an illegal aerodynamic effect.

Feb 22, 2014

Olympics-Freestyle-CAS to rule on suits of French ski cross medallists

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 22 (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was meeting on Saturday night to decide whether three French skiers who swept the podium in the men’s ski cross finals at the Winter Olympics wore illegal suits.

Jean Frederic Chapuis, who formerly competed in Alpine skiing for Switzerland, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol swept the medals in Thursday’s final but Canadian and Slovenian officials protested to the International Ski Federation (FIS), claiming they changed their suits to gain an illegal aerodynamic effect.

Jan 30, 2014

England debuts for Nowell and Burrell in Paris

LONDON (Reuters) – England will take on France in Paris on Saturday with a backline featuring two debutants and a one-cap winger after coach Stuart Lancaster opted for speed over experience in his team for the Six Nations opener.

As expected, slippery 20-year-old Jack Nowell has been rewarded for his promising displays for Exeter with the starting berth on the right wing – with regular number 14 Chris Ashton dropped from the squad.

Jan 30, 2014

Rugby-England debuts for Nowell and Burrell in Paris

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – England will take on France in Paris on Saturday with a backline featuring two debutants and a one-cap winger after coach Stuart Lancaster opted for speed over experience in his team for the Six Nations opener.

As expected, slippery 20-year-old Jack Nowell has been rewarded for his promising displays for Exeter with the starting berth on the right wing – with regular number 14 Chris Ashton dropped from the squad.

Jan 30, 2014

Tunnel-visioned Wales eye Six Nations hat-trick

LONDON (Reuters) – For about the 10th time in a row the Six Nations is being described as “the most open for years” as Europe’s rugby elite shuffle for supremacy having suffered their usual November southern hemisphere hidings.

Wales have quickly forgotten their autumn defeats by South Africa and Australia – their eighth in a row against the Wallabies – as they focus on trying to become the first country to win the Six Nations outright three years running.

Jan 30, 2014

Rugby-Tunnel-visioned Wales eye Six Nations hat-trick

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – For about the 10th time in a row the Six Nations is being described as “the most open for years” as Europe’s rugby elite shuffle for supremacy having suffered their usual November southern hemisphere hidings.

Wales have quickly forgotten their autumn defeats by South Africa and Australia – their eighth in a row against the Wallabies – as they focus on trying to become the first country to win the Six Nations outright three years running.

Jan 28, 2014

Warburton on bench as Jones leads experienced Wales

By Mitch Phillips

(Reuters) – Sam Warburton, who has not played since November because of a shoulder injury, will be among the replacements when Wales begin their bid for an historic third successive Six Nations crown at home to Italy on Saturday.

Flanker Warburton suffered nerve damage in the defeat by Australia in the autumn internationals but has trained without any problems and is likely to feature at some stage in the Cardiff clash (1430 GMT).

Jan 28, 2014

Rugby-Warburton on bench as Jones leads experienced Wales

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Sam Warburton, who has not played since November because of a shoulder injury, will be among the replacements when Wales begin their bid for an historic third successive Six Nations crown at home to Italy on Saturday.

Flanker Warburton suffered nerve damage in the defeat by Australia in the autumn internationals but has trained without any problems and is likely to feature at some stage in the Cardiff clash (1430 GMT).

Jan 28, 2014

England set to unleash rookie backline in Paris

LONDON (Reuters) – England appear set to field a rookie backline with two debutants and a one-cap winger when they begin their Six Nations campaign away to France on Saturday.

A series of injuries have forced coach Stuart Lancaster’s hand but he is also expected to drop established winger Chris Ashton to make way for uncapped 20-year-old flyer Jack Nowell.

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      "I'm the head of UK sports reporting, based in London. I've been on the Reuters sports desk since 1997 and cover mainly football, rugby, athletics, golf, cycling and cricket."
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