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 with it a set of significant changes[2] affecting athletes ac...

LawInSport Podcast

Title image of basketball player - Sports law in 2021 – key issues to watch in North America

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...
Title image of tennis player - Sports law in 2021 – key issues to watch in Europe

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...
Title image of rugby player - Sports law in 2021 – key issues to watch in UK & Ireland

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...
Shade

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 ...
Track Athlete

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...
Doping

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...
Sprinter Blocks

A guide to the main changes under the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code

During the first week of November 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) convened the Fifth World Conference on Do...
Long Jumper

Assessing contamination and thresholds under the World Anti-Doping Code: an advocate’s view on Lawson v IAAF (CAS 2019/A/6313)

This article is part of a series of articles by LawInSport looking from different perspectives at the important issue...
Swimmer Underwater

A detailed review of the CAS Panel’s decision in WADA v Sun Yang & FINA

In a decision first announced[1] on 28 February 2020 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed that Sun...

Receive our weekly newsletter

Legal Advisors

Courses

Jobs Alerts

Basketball England

Basketball England

Diversity And Inclusion Committee Member
Safe Sport International

Safe Sport International

International Board Trustee

Courses

Legal Advisors


Copyright © LawInSport Limited 2010 - 2021. These pages contain general information only. Nothing in these pages constitutes legal advice. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter. The information provided here was accurate as of the day it was posted; however, the law may have changed since that date. This information is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. LawInSport is not responsible for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this information. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.