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Potential new restrictions and requirements on foreign State investment into European football clubs

In a sector where competitiveness goes hand in hand with deep pockets, financial backing can bridge the gap between a sports club’s potential and its realisation. The European C...
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The Premier League TV Rights Deal Rollover – A Break From The Norm

As the world’s sporting media focussed on the launch of the European Super League in April 2021, the Premier League’s attention was elsewhere, namely the 2022 – 2025 domestic TV...

The NCAA College Basketball Bribery Scandal: The Scheme that Continues to Shake Collegiate Sports

In September 2017, U.S. federal law enforcement officials arrested ten individuals, including four Division I NCAA college basketball coaches, for alleged involvement in a wide-...
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A Guide To The Labour Structure Of The US Women's Soccer Team and League (NWSL)

The labor structure of Women’s Soccer in the United States has been a subject of controversy and scrutiny since the members of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) began to advo...
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Sport and intellectual property – the year in review 2020/21

From a major international IP piracy dispute over sports broadcasts with a geopolitical undercurrent to trade mark spats arising over opportunistic registrations, the last year ...

Why Blake Leeper is not running at the Tokyo Olympic Games – the 2nd CAS Award

Blake Leeper is a world class American 400 meter sprinter.  He is also a double amputee.  His goal is to compete in the Olympics, but on top of the physical demand, he...
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How U.S. Courts Have Dealt with COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Cases Involving Pro Sports Teams

At the beginning of 2020 there were two big questions in American sports: could Lebron James and Anthony Davis revive the Lakers, and was Patrick Mahomes the best quarterback in...

Sun Yang Eligible For 2024 Paris Olympics: WADA v Sun Yang & FINA - 2nd CAS Award

On 22 June 2021, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that Sun Yang was sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of four years and three months, beginning on 28 Febru...

NCAA V. Alston - Why The NCAA Lost & What The Future Holds

In many respects, the United States of America employs a unique sports governance system. A key part of this system has been the organizational structure for collegiate sports –...
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German Court ends the anti-trust fight between rival Wrestling Federations

The question[1] that ignited the fight before the Nuremberg-Fürth Regional Court and Nuremberg Court of Appeals is not a new one[2]; can a (governing) sports federatio...

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