Weightlifting: Court considers Pileggi appeal

ABC Net, Australia
July 20 2004

Court considers Pileggi appeal

Dumped weightlifter Caroline Pileggi will know by Thursday whether
her appeal to the Federal Court has been upheld.

Although nominations to the Athens Organising Committee close
tomorrow, there is a chance Pileggi can still compete if her appeals
are upheld.

She was dropped from the Olympic team after fleeing drug testers in
Fiji last month.

Her lawyer Sam Titaka told the court the absolute deadline was August
6 but that Pileggi was also due to leave for a training camp in
Armenia next Monday.

The Federal Court has agreed to sit beyond normal hours tomorrow to
reach a decision.
From: Baghdasarian