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Canada, Slovenia protest men's skicross result

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February 22, 2014 01:58 PM EST | AP


SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Canada and Slovenia have asked that France's freestyle skicross podium sweep at the Olympics be thrown out because of suit adjustments.

The court says the countries allege French team staffers changed the shaping of the ahtletes' ski pants for better aerodynamics.

The event's rules prohibit athletes from altering their uniforms for aerodynamic purposes.

The sweep by Jean Frederic Chapuis, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol was France's first gold, silver and bronze in the same event at any Winter Olympics.

Canada's Brady Leman placed fourth in the big final, while Slovenia's Filip Flisar placed second in the small final. The court says the countries asked that results be adjusted.

That would give Canada gold and Slovenia bronze, while Russia would take silver.