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CAS timeline BUL case

As announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a media release dated 8 December 2015, the Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation has filed an appeal at CAS against a decision issued by the International Weightlifting Federation on 9 November 2015 in which it was fined USD 500,000 and banned from entering the next ensuing Youth Olympic/Olympic Games after 11 of its athletes were found to have committed anti-doping rule violations.

The Parties have agreed on a procedural calendar in order to have this arbitration adjudicated in an expedited manner. The CAS is expected to issue its decision by end of January 2016. Until then, the qualifications for Rio 2016 Olympic Games will not become final.