But the young wolves, the children of the disbanded Seeonee Pack, throve and increased, and when there were about forty of them, masterless, full-voiced, clean-footed five-year-olds, Akela told them that they ought to gather themselves together ahd
follow the Law, and run under one head, as befitted the Free People.
Following these incidents, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) filed an application to the CAS AHD asking for an order to declare the Brazilian 4-man team ineligible to compete in the Olympic Winter Games and to declare instead the Australian 4-man bobsleigh team eligible to compete in the same Games.
The procedures before the CAS AHD in Turin were not as common as one could have expected before the CAS Court Office opened its doors in late January.
A look at the most interesting points of this CAS AHD's jurisprudence, following the steps of a--more or less--usual procedure before the CAS AHD:
The CAS AHD in fact exercises only one of the four functions (16) of the Court of Arbitration for Sport: the appeals arbitration procedure (17).
The President of the CAS AHD exercised such discretion upon constituting the Panel to hear the case OG 06/003.
d) Award: The CAS AHD awards usually uphold, modify or set aside a decision rendered by an IF, an NOC, an OCOG or the IOC.
Since the procedure before the CAS AHD is free, the awards are rendered without costs (26).
Therefore, although the procedure before the CAS AHD remains fast and flexible, almost tailor-made, the quality of the awards delivered from highly experienced CAS arbitrators contributes not only to CAS AHD jurisprudence, but also to regular CAS jurisprudence, as will be shown below.
A number of CAS AHD Panels had dealt with the issue of the jurisdiction of the CAS AHD before the beginning of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics (30).
The CAS AHD in Turin very early faced a new challenge: to interpret the time-limit set in article 1 of the Ad hoc Rules: "[...] for the resolution by arbitration of any disputes [...] insofar as they arise during the Olympic Games or during a period of ten days preceding the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games"(emphasis added).