Is an overhaul of the anti-doping regime overdue?

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It certainly has not been a quiet year for anti-doping- the meldonium situation, the Rio Olympics scandal, team sport concerns, and the retests that rocked athletics. At the LawInSport conference, we will ask whether the current system is fit for purpose for team sports, and in light of increasingly sensitivity of tests, conflicts of interests, retests and medal reassignment, and continuing problems with systematic doping.

The panel is set to discuss whether the system needs a little bit of tinkering, or to replaced with a whole new system. Alternative anti-doping systems will be analysed during what will be an interactive, informative and thought-provoking panel.

The panelists are comprised of representatives from across the anti-doping world, athlete and governing body lawyers, arbitrator, anti-doping organisations, player associations who will offer a diversity of viewpoints and opinions:

  • Tim Meakin, Head of Sport at 7 Bedford Row (Chair)

  • Brendan Schwab, Executive Director, World Players Association at UNI Global Union and Chairman of Professional Footballers Australia

  • Paul Greene, Principal of Global Sports Advocates

  • Gabriel Baida, Director of UFC Operations at US Anti-Doping Agency

  • Jeffrey Benz, Arbitrator, JAMS, Court of Arbitration for Sport and Door Tenant at 4 New Square

  • Brianna Quinn, Sports Lawyer, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler and Arbitrator at Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)

  • Andrew Steele, Olympic Medalist and Head of Product at DNAFit

The two-day LawInSport conference will also offer unrivalled networking opportunity with the leading experts, lawyers and executives in the sports sector as well as 12 interactive panel discussions.

For further information including the full agenda and speaker list go to:

You can follow updates from the conference on Twitter using #LISconf17.



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