Ireland’s Denis Lynch in late bid to get to Games

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Irish showjumper Denis Lynch should know on Saturday whether his legal challenge to compete in the Olympics is successful.

Lynch has filed a case with with the world’s highest court for sporting disputes, the¬†Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The ad hoc division of the court confirmed on Friday – the day of the London Games opening ceremony – that Lynch had filed an application.

He is challenging a decision of the Monitoring Committee of Horse Sport Ireland Ltd not to select him for the Games.

“The procedure is in progress and a panel is expected to hear the case and render a decision on 28 July 2012,” the court said.

The CAS said it would not comment any further on the procedure in the meantime.

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