CAS prepares to open two temporary offices for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

published on 26 January 2018

Press Release

26th January 2018

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is preparing to open two temporary offices on the site of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games (the Games).

The first, the CAS Ad Hoc Division, will resolve any legal disputes that arise during the Games. This temporary tribunal has operated at every edition of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games since 1996, as well as at other major sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games, the UEFA European Football Championships, the AFC Asian Cup, the FIFA World Cup and the Asian Games. The CAS ad hoc Division will provide participants in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games with free access to dispute resolution services that are conducted within a timeframe consistent with the competition schedule.

The CAS Ad hoc Division for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will be composed as follows:

President: Mr Michael Lenard (USA)
Co-President: Ms Corinne Schmidhauser (Switzerland)

Arbitrators:

  • Dr Mohamed Abdel Raouf (Egypt)
  • Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (France/Switzerland)
  • Mr John Faylor (Germany)
  • Ms Thi My Dung Nguyen (Vietnam)
  • Mr Jinwon Park (Republic of Korea)
  • Ms Carol Roberts (Canada)
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Schimke (Germany)
  • Ms Zali Steggall (Australia)
  • Mr Bernhard Welten (Switzerland)

The procedural rules applicable to the CAS Ad Hoc Division are available on the CAS website: https://www.tas-cas.org/en/arbitration/ad-hoc-division.html

The second temporary office, the CAS Anti-Doping Division, will be in charge of doping-related matters arising during the Games as a first-instance authority. This structure, in operation for the second time after its inauguration at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will handle potential doping cases referred to it in accordance with the IOC Anti-doping Rules

The procedural rules for the CAS Anti-doping Division are available on the CAS website: https://www.tas-cas.org/en/arbitration/anti-doping-division.html

The CAS Anti-Doping Division for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will be composed as follows:

President: Judge Ivo Eusebio (Switzerland)
Deputy President: Ms Tjasa Andrée-Prosenc (Slovenia)

Arbitrators:

  • Prof. Dr. Jens Evald (Denmark / New Zealand)
  • Mr Ken Lalo (Israel)
  • Mr Markus Manninen (Finland)
  • Prof. Cameron Myler (USA)
  • Ms Janie Soublière (Canada)
  • Judge Mark Williams SC (Australia)

The Division Presidents and arbitrators have been selected by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), an independent body, under the aegis of which the CAS operates. The Division Presidents and arbitrators selected to participate in these special CAS structures are all experienced lawyers, judges or professors specialized in sports law and arbitration.

The offices will be headed by the CAS Secretary General, Mr Matthieu Reeb.

Both offices are located at the Tower Condomium at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre and will be operational from 30 January 2018 until 25 February 2018.

CAS Ad hoc Division
Tower Condominium
First Floor, Hongsong Room
715 Olympic-ro, Daegwalnyeong-myeon
Pyeongchang-gun
Gangwon-do
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CAS Anti-Doping Division
Tower Condominium
First Floor, Cheoljuk Room
715 Olympic-ro, Daegwalnyeong-myeon
Pyeongchang-gun
Gangwon-do
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