While the Armstrong scandal, the suspension of cyclist, Frank Schleck, and the recent slew of Russian athletes receiving doping bans1 demonstrates that the familiar culprits (cyclists, track and field athletes, swimmers, former Eastern bloc athletes) continue to engage in foul practices, recent developments in the doping world indicate that less familiar suspects are increasingly in the frame.
UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that professional boxer Craig Windsor has been banned from sport for three years and nine months following an anti-doping rule violation.
Mr Windsor has been charged with possession of two prohibited substances and use of one based on non-analytical evidence that was obtained by UK Anti-Doping in January 2013.
Looking for an exciting fitness challenge to take on for a good cause this summer? The NSPCC is urging people to take on The Gherkin Challenge, racing up the stairs to scale the 38 floors to the summit of London’s iconic Gherkin building to raise vital funds for the charity.
Taking place on the weekend of 22-23 June, The Gherkin Challenge offers a rare opportunity to enjoy stunning panoramic views from the building’s exclusive 40/30 bar, normally only accessible to private members.
Employment law specialist Richard Williams examines the legal issues surrounding the hot topic of managerial changes in football. In this second and final part of this article Richard will be explaining the legal operation of release fees and the different ways in which managers approach resignation.
This article provides an overview of the provisions of Hungarian law addressing exclusive sports broadcasting rights in the territory of Hungary. First, the authors address the relevant provisions of the Hungarian Media Act on events of major importance to society. Secondly, the authors focus on the legal background and practical implications of fair dealing provisions for providing information as set forth in the Hungarian Copyright Act. Under certain circumstances these provisions may enable third party broadcasters to gain access to exclusively broadcasted sports events.1
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal filed by the Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi and the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concerning the IOC Executive Board’s decision of 11 August 2012 to withdraw Mr Murofushi’s candidacy for the IOC Athletes’ Commission elections.
In our last blog (Cricket disciplinary appeal is an Arbitration) we we discussed in detail the Commercial Court ruling that Pakistani international bowler, Danish Kaneria’s appeal proceedings against his life time ban for involvement in spot-fixing under the ECB’s Disciplinary Regulations are an “arbitration” for the purposes of the Arbitration Act 1996. Here are at least 10 key considerations arising from England and Wales Cricket Board Limited v Kaneria  EWHC 1074 (Comm):
In 1995 the case of Jean-Marc Bosman came before the European Court of Justice and changed the face of football in Europe. The case involved (amongst other issues) a challenge to the legality of the transfer system for football players. The ECJ found in favour of Bosman and against his club, RFC Liege, the Belgium FA and UEFA, determining that transfer fees for out of contract players were illegal where a player was moving between one EU nation and another.
In this, the first Blackstone Chambers blog for LawInSport Nick De Marco explains why the Commercial Court ruling in the England and Wales Cricket Board Limited v Kaneria case that under the ECB’s Disciplinary Regulations an appeal is an “arbitration” for the purposes of the Arbitration Act 1996 is a momentous one for sports’ lawyers and governing bodies.