Tennis aces kicked out of Olympics after awful mistake

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Two Georgian tennis players have been barred from the Tokyo Olympics after officials in their home country told them they were entered for the Games but never actually sent the paperwork.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that it had to turn away doubles players Oksana Kalashnikova and Ekaterine Gorgodze because they were never formally entered for the games, even though Georgia's Olympic committee "informed the applicants that their application had been submitted."

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Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia. (Getty)
Ekaterine Gorgodze of Georgia. (Philipp Guelland - Pool/Getty Im)

Without a formal entry for the Olympics, the court ruled that the "consequence, however unfortunate for the two athletes, can only be the dismissal of their petition."

It was an occurence that startled tennis watchers.

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