The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) is hosting a webinar, titled “The Standard of Proof in Anti-Doping Arbitration: Understanding Comfortable Satisfaction” in conjunction with the AIAC September Sports Month 2021.
Tokyo, 22 July 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered its fifth arbitration procedure: CAS OG 20/05 Oksana Kalashnikova & Ekaterine Gorgodze v. International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Georgian National Olympic Committee & Georgia Tennis Federation.
Audley Sheppard QC has been appointed as the new Chair of the Sport Resolutions’ Board, taking over from Edwin Glasgow CBE, QC.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed on 1 May 2021 by US bilateral transtibial amputee sprinter Blake Leeper against the decision taken by the Mechanical Aids Review panel established by World Athletics (WA) dated 26 April 2021 in which the athlete’s 24 December 2020 application to run at WA-sanctioned events on Running Specific Prostheses (RSPs) that give him an overall standing height of 185.42 cm (6’1”) was denied. The WA panel did so on grounds that the height of the proposed RSPs conferred upon Mr Leeper an “overall competitive advantage over an athlete not using such aid” and were accordingly “not allowed” by Article R6.3.4 of WA’s Technical Rules. Accordingly, the decision rendered by the WA Mechanical Aids Review panel on 26 April 2021 is confirmed by CAS.
Sport Integrity Australia CEO David Sharpe has expressed disappointment for Australian athletes as a result of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to reduce the four-year sanction on Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
“USADA acknowledges the devastating decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the Russia case that hands WADA and clean athletes a significant loss. At this stage in this sordid Russian state-sponsored doping affair, now spanning close to a decade, there is no consolation in this weak, watered-down outcome. To once again escape a meaningful consequence proportional to the crimes, much less a real ban, is a catastrophic blow to clean athletes, the integrity of sport, and the rule of law.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian AntiDoping Agency (RUSADA), with 50 intervening parties, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
Tokyo, 19 July 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hold its first hearing today in the matter: OG 20/03 Jennifer Harding-Marlin v. St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee & FINA.
Shelby Houlihan found guilty of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the US track and field athlete Shelby Houlihan and World Athletics (WA):
- Shelby Houlihan is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) pursuant to Rule 2.1 and Rule 2.2 of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules. • Shelby Houlihan is subject to a period of ineligibility of four (4) years starting on 14 January 2021.
- All competitive results obtained by Shelby Houlihan from 15 December 2020 through to 14 January 2021 are disqualified, including forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money obtained during this period.
CAS confirms the decision of the African Football Confederation (CAF) to postpone the match to 14 June 2021 but refers the matter back to CAF to decide any possible sanctions against the Sierra Leone FA
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled today on the appeal filed by the Fédération béninoise de football (FBF) following the decision to postpone the match Sierra Leone – Benin counting for the qualifiers of the CAN Total Cameroon 2021.
Russia's ban from all major sporting events after a doping scandal has been cut to two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) acknowledges today’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to rule that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.