Churandy's 200m appeal turned down by CAS

Churandy MartinaLausanne, Switzerland - Dutch Antilles runner Churandy Martina was not reinstated as Beijing Olympics 200 metres silver medallist as the Court of Arbitration for Sport 
(CAS) rejected his appeal on Friday.

The CAS cited rules by the governing body IAAF that race jury decisions are final and can not be appealed.

Churandy had originally finished second in the Beijing race in August won by Usain Bolt of Jamaica, with American Wallace Spearmon placing third.

The race jury disqualified Spearmon for a lane violation. The US team then protested against Churandy for the same reason and the runner was disqualified as well - with Americans Shawn Crawford and Walter Dix moving from fourth to silver and fifth to bronze, respectively. dpa)