Olympics officials have agreed to allow both Ireland and Australia to participate in this months Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

Australia had challenged Ireland's inclusion and not theirs in this years Olympics.

They argued that the International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation failed to correctly apply it's qualification system leaving Oceania without a representative.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport recommended that both countries be allowed compete for the bobsleigh event expanding it from 20 to 21 teams. On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee approved the Court of Arbitration's recommendation and have agreed to allow both countries to participate in the competition.