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An Overview Of The IOC’s Anti-Doping Rules For The Tokyo Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently published a press release, at the request of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to inform the global sports community ab...

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Contamination cases: Is the ‘narrow corridor’ for athletes starting to widen? (the Shayna Jack first instance decision)

On 16 November 2020, a sole arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), acting as a first instance author...

Inappropriate Tweets & The 'Duty Of Curiosity': Why The Swiss Federal Tribunal Ordered The Sun Yang Case Be Reheard

Chinese elite swimmer Sun Yang (the Athlete) has managed to occupy the headlines of international sports arbitration ...

2021 WADA Code – Reduced Sanctions For Substances Of Abuse, Multiple Violations And Recreational Athletes

On 1 January 2021, the fourth version of the World Anti-Doping Code[1] (the 2021 Code) went into effect and brought w...
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Sports law in 2021 – key issues to watch in North America

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2021 in North America from the LawInSport Editorial Board.&nbs...
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Sports law in 2021 – key issues to watch in Europe

Here are the top sports law issues to watch out for in 2021 in Europe from the LawInSport Editorial Board.  D...
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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...
What will the Rodchenkov Act mean for the fight against international doping in sport?

What will the Rodchenkov Act mean for the fight against international doping in sport?

The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act 2019 (Rodchenkov Act / the Act)[1] is a short (seven section) piece of US federal legi...

WADA v. Sun Yang & FINA: Reflections of a Chinese lawyer & lessons for sports in China

This article examines the Sun Yang case from the personal perspective of the Author, a Chinese lawyer based in Beijin...
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Why WADA 2021’s new ‘Substances of Abuse’ regime needs urgent clarity

In January 2021, the WADA Code changes to allow substantially reduced suspensions for athletes who test positive for ...
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Lawson v. IAAF: a view from the perspective of athletes' counsel

This article is part of a series of articles by LawInSport looking from different perspectives at the important issue...
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Sport and anti-doping – the year in review 2019/20

This article surveys some of the most high-profile anti-doping stories of the last twelve months, including the eight...

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