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Japanese Swimming Star’s Fall From Grace: Lessons For Sports Governing Bodies From The Seto Case

Japanese Swimming Star’s Fall From Grace: Lessons For Sports Governing Bodies From The Seto Case
Monday, 01 February 2021 By Nan Sato

Can you imagine being sent home without pay for two and a half months by your employer and having to apologize to the whole world because you had an extramarital affair?  The punishment seems bizarre and extreme, you may think: what I do with my personal life is none of my employer’s or the public’s business, you may protest.  However, that is exactly what happened to the four-time world swimming champion Daiya Seto.[1]

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Nan Sato

Nan Sato

Nan Sato is an attorney qualified in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. She advises international and Japanese players’ associations, commercial sponsors, clubs, and athletes in a number of sports, including football, baseball, rugby, and American football. In addition to contractual and labor issues, she has developed a strong focus on the intersection of technology and sports. Nan works in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish.

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