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OCI reject Brammeier's Olympic appeal

The ruling means David McCann retains his place in Ireland’s road race team for the London Games.

Brammeieir racing last month.
Brammeieir racing last month.
Image: INPHO/Ciaran Fallon

MATT BRAMMEIER WILL not represent Ireland at the London Olympics after his latest appeal against the decision to omit him from the road race team failed, the Olympic Council of Ireland confirmed today.

The 27-year-old, who last month won his third Irish National Elite Road Race Championships, took his case to Cycling Ireland after being overlooked for the three-man team – with Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and David McCann getting the nod.

On Saturday, the OCI Appeal Tribunal met with Brammeier’s legal team in Howth and heard what was described as a “lengthy submission”. However, it has been found that there is no basis to uphold his appeal.

Brammeier does have the option to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and, as it stands, Belfast cyclist McCann will compete later this month.

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