Practical Considerations For Introducing A ‘Fit And Proper Test’ To Elected Members Of World Rugby’s Council

Relatively unnoticed during the COVID-19 pandemic was the announcement by World Rugby that they were launching an independent-led governance review (“the review”) chaired by Sir...

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Regulating Against Competition Manipulation In Sport

Financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to increase the incidence of competition manipulation (f...
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Sports law in 2021 – key issues to watch in UK & Ireland

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2021 from the UK and Ireland from the LawInSport Editorial Boa...
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When football administrators end up in prison - the ongoing case of Racing de Santander’s former managers

Racing de Santander has been a historical football team within the Spanish football and has had to deal with some dif...

Where are we now? One year on from the third International Forum for Sports Integrity

In October 2019 delegates from over one hundred stakeholders in sport gathered in Lausanne for the third Internationa...
Indian sports law update: BCCI conflict of interest cases and IPL’s Covid-19 rules

Indian sports law update: BCCI conflict of interest cases and IPL’s Covid-19 rules

With the recent and much anticipated return of the Indian Premier League (IPL), this Indian sports law update exami...
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Cheating in esports: a review of ESIC’s "coach spectator bug" decision

On 2 September 2020 the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) announced that it was issuing lengthy bans to three ...
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The curious case of Wigan Athletic and the English Football League’s owners & directors test

On 1 July 2020 Wigan Athletic Football Club (Wigan) went into administration. It is a sorry fall from grace for a Clu...
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Online video gaming: another front in the war against money laundering

The rapid – and mainstream – rise of gaming and esports is not all good news for those in the market. With an increas...
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Sports integrity (betting and financial corruption) – the year in review 2019/20

Welcome to the Sports Integrity (Betting and Financial Corruption) section of the LawInSport Year in Review series 20...
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Cheating in esports: a review of the “emilshe1n” decision and the role of ESIC in esports regulation

On 30 April 2020 ESL[1], a major esports tournament organiser, and its nominated integrity regulator, the Esports Int...
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More than just a number: how India is trying to tackle age fraud in sports

At the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture 2015-16, former Indian cricket captain, Rahul Dravid, spoke on the need to combat...

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