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Klug left off of Olympic snowboarding team, files appeal

ASPEN – Two-time Olympian snowboarder Chris Klug on Monday filed an appeal of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision to leave him off this year’s Olympic team.Klug, who made the 2002 team after undergoing a liver transplant in 2000, was not among the list of 16 snowboarders selected to represent the U.S. at the Turin Games next month.”I feel they picked the wrong guy,” Klug told the Aspen Times in a telephone interview from Munich, Germany. “We’ve already informed the USOC of the wrong decision. I’m confident they will reverse the decision.”USOC spokesman Darryl Siebel said Klug filed his grievance Monday and it would go to arbitration this week, possibly on Thursday. He declined to comment on Klug’s complaint.Klug finished 16th Dec. 17 in a World Cup qualifier in Le Relais, Quebec, and 15th Jan. 8 in Kreischberg, Austria, an average finish of 15.5.On The International Ski Federation’s third list of total points, which is valid until Tuesday, Klug is 15th. He ranks 31st in the World Cup overall standings.

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