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South Sudanese sprinter hopes for 11th hour approval to run in Rio Olympics

Mangar Makur Chuot’s plea to be allowed to take part in Olympic Games goes to court of arbitration for last-minute adjudication

The Australian-South Sudanese sprinter Mangar Makur Chuot’s campaign to be reinstated to run at the Rio Olympics will be considered in a last-minute adjudication by the court of arbitration for sport set up at the Games.

The court has appointed a three-member panel to hear Chout’s appeal, lodged in parallel with an appeal from the South Sudanese athletics federation, to allow him to run. A decision on the 26-year-old’s Olympic future is expected within two days.

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