Pound's bid for CAS seat fails

Former World Anti-Doping Agency head Richard Pound lost his bid for the post of president of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Italian attorney Mino Auletta won a vote by the court's governing body in Monaco on Thursday, and will take over as president of the organisation which handles much of the sporting world's legal appeals.

Auletta, who has been acting president of CAS since the January, 2007 death of CAS founder Kéba Mbaye, was chosen over Pound, Swiss lawyer Robert Briner and Sweden's Gunnar Werner. He will now fulfil the remainder of Mbaye's term, ending in 2010 at which point the CAS will hold another election.

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