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London 2012: Joanna Mills won’t take her case to CAS

The Ballymena athlete won’t appeal the decision to bring Catriona Cuddihy to the Olympics instead of her.

Case closed: Mills won't appeal the decision to CAS.
Case closed: Mills won't appeal the decision to CAS.
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A DISAPPOINTED JOANNA MILLS has confirmed that she will not appeal the decision to oust her from Ireland’s 4x400m Olympic relay team.

In a brief statement issued through Twitter, the Ballymena youngster said that she would not be taking her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland.

“I’ve decided that even though I may have grounds to win the appeal I’m not going to take it to CAS!” Mills, 19, tweeted. ”I wish the 4×4 success at #London2012.”

Mills’ decision not to appeal removes any remaining question marks over Catriona Cuddihy’s place in Ireland’s six-woman squad for London. Cuddihy, 25, was reinstated yesterday after an Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Appeals Tribunal upheld Athletics Ireland’s original decision to select her ahead of Mills.

Cuddihy joins her sister Joanne, Michelle Carey, Claire Bergin, Marian Heffernan and Jessie Barr in the Irish squad.

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