The appeal of the Iranian Judo Federation against a four-year ban on international events for refusing to allow its athletes to compete against opponents from Israel was heard on Tuesday.
The Sports Arbitration Court said the Iranian appeal against a ruling by the International Judo Federation was video-linked. A judgment should take at least several weeks.
The IJF cracked down on Iran after former world champion Saeid Mollaei left the team claiming he was ordered to lose games at the 2019 World Cup so as not to fight Israelis.
Mollaei fled to Germany fearing for his safety in Iran and later received approval from the International Olympic Committee to compete for Mongolia. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July, he won a silver medal in the 81-kilogram class.
The IFJ initially imposed an indefinite ban on the Iranian Federation until its discrimination policy was changed. That was overturned at CAS and the case was sent back to the governing body, which agreed on a four-year suspension in April.
The provisional ban, which could be lifted if Iranian officials give their athletes free rein, is slated to apply until September 2023.