Match-fixing and the rights of individual sports participants: The Stephen Lee appeal
In September of this year Stephen Lee, a former world number five, was banned for 12 years for the fixing of seven snooker matches, including his first round match at the 2009 world snooker championships. The sole member of the disciplinary tribunal, Adam Lewis QC, a very distinguished and eminent sports lawyer, found that three groups of gamblers had made a total profit of nearly £100,000 from bets placed on Lee.1
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Jack Anderson is Special Counsel (Integrity Regulation) at Racing Victoria. Formerly Professor and Director of Sports Law Studies at the University of Melbourne, he has published extensively on sports law, most recently with D Thorpe, A Buti, P Jonson & J Anderson, Sports Law (4th ed, OUP, 2022).
He is a member of World Athletics’ Disciplinary Tribunal, the integrity unit of the International Hockey Federation, and the International Tennis Federation’s Ethics Commission. Jack is an arbitrator on Football Australia’s National Dispute Resolution Chamber, the National Sports Tribunal of Australia and Sport Resolutions UK.