Pound, Briner and Werner will remain members of the court
This apparently confirms what a number of journalists suspected but could not write with absolute certainty because confirmation was always witheld ........... Dick Pound IS a member of the CAS Court and has been for some time, including the time during which he was Chair of WADA.
Richard Young is also a member of that court (confirmed at his web site). CAS is hopelessly compromised.
That is sad but after all, there are only a few individuals who know the true joy of sport, its unique aspects and the application of sporting "fact" to skewed "principals" of legal due process as they choose to define it (because it is so unique and not understandable to non-sportsmen).
Their world is quite small. We have to accept their draftsmanship of rules, with their prosecution of cases they feel constitute a violation of rules they created and their judging of their own draftsmanship,decision to prosecute and application of "law" they created to cases they deem a violation of those "laws".
Now we understand that they also and finally review their decisions as appellate judges of their own draftsmanship, prosecution, and application of their law to cases they prosecute as violations of that law.
It is small wonder that Richard Young is so adamant about the "guilt" of athletes he prosecutes to the point where he virtually testifies himself. He wrote the law. He knows the standards he wrote. He knows HIS laws and standards were violated.
As judge, he would know much more about the subject matter than pesky things like presentation of evidence and cross examination and credibility of witnesses and impartial evaluation of science.
How in the world can this system be accepted by ANYONE as fair and impartial???? The facts that an athlete "wins" on occasion cannot negate the appearance of and actual conflict of interest inherent in this bizarre adjudicative system