IOC, national governments and the autonomy of sport: An uneasy relationshipMonday, 23 December 2013 By Kevin Carpenter
Soon after taking office as the new President of the International Olympic Committee (‘the IOC’), Thomas Bach gave a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 6 November 2013, the crux of which was that there was a need for all governments around the world to protect the autonomy of sports organisations.
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Kevin is a advisor and member of the editorial board for LawInSport, having previously acted as editor.
Kevin specialises in integrity, regulatory, governance and disciplinary matters. His expertise and knowledge has led him to be engaged by major private and public bodies, including the IOC, FIFA, the Council of Europe, INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as well as making regular appearances internationally delivering presentations and commenting in the media on sports law issues.
His research and papers are published across a variety of forums, including having a blog on LawInSport.