Plushenko no longer eligible for Olympics after failing to appeal disciplinary measureBy AP
Monday, August 23, 2010
Plushenko loses eligibility for failing to appeal
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Evgeni Plushenko is no longer eligible for the Sochi Olympics after failing to appeal a decision by international skating officials.
The Olympic gold and silver medalist was stripped of his eligibility in June after skating in exhibition shows without receiving permission from the Russian federation. The International Skating Union said Monday its decision is now final because Plushenko failed to appeal within the 21 days allowed.
Plushenko can no longer compete in ISU events, including the Olympics, world championships and Grand Prix series.
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