South Sudanese refugee Mangar Makur Chuot won’t run in Rio after appeal rejected

The sprinter, who has settled in Australia, says permanently quitting the sport ‘appears the only option’

The Australian-South Sudanese sprinter Mangar Makur Chuot – the runner who rose from a refugee camp to the cusp of the Olympics – will not run in the Rio Games, and appears set to walk away from the sport forever, after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport was dismissed.

Chuot, who had been selected for the Games last December by the South Sudan Athletics Federation but was dumped from the team – and notified by email – by the country’s national Olympic committee eight days out from the opening ceremony, has been told by the court he will not run for his homeland in the Games.

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