Commercial rights of athletes: Is the IOC's Rule 40 for athletes justified and proportionate?

Commercial rights of athletes: Is the IOC's Rule 40 for athletes justified and proportionate?


In this interactive webinar are speaker will discuss and debate 'Athletes commercial rights during the Olympic Games: Is Rule 40 for athletes justified and proportionate?' This webinar is free for LawInSport Plus members and is part of our 'Learn with LawInSport' series for 2020.


  1. EU Athlete position on Rule 40 and restrictions on athletes commercial opportunities during the Olympic Games;
  2. German National Olympic Committee position following Germany’s Federal Cartel Office findings;
  3. US Olympic Committee position;
  4. British Olympic Association position and potential litigation;
  5. The challenge of applying restrictions across different types of sports and countries with different funding models for sport;
  6. The relationship does Rule 40 (advertising and sponsorship) and Rule 50 (guidelines on publicity, propaganda & protests)
  7. Questions and Answers


  1. Jeff Reymond, Board Member, EU Athletes
  2. Lisa Hatfield, Senior Associate, Winston & Strawn London LLP 
  3. Viktoria Tsvetanova, Associate, Dentons
  4. Christopher Chase, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC 
  5. Prof Mark James, Director of Research, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University 


This provides 1 hour of self accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
A certificate is provided for attendees who attend the complete webinar.

Athlete Registration

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Event Properties

Event Date 31-01-2020 15:00
Event End Date 31-01-2020 16:30
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price £27 (Inclusive of VAT)
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