The Blake Leeper Case - Why CAS Rejected Double Amputee’s Appeal To Compete At The Olympics

A recent award handed down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport[1] has found in favour of World Athletics in its dispute with the US Paralympian 400m sprinter, Blake ...

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Match-Fixing In Cricket: A Review Of Shakib Al Hasan’s Sanction For Failing To Report Corrupt Approaches

Shakib Al Hasan[1] is arguably one of Bangladesh’s greatest international cricketers, having amassed over 11,000 runs...

Sports Stadia Development & The Dangers Of Restrictive Covenants: Lessons from the Bath Rugby Club Case

A recent case[1] affecting Bath Rugby Club may mean that the club has to abandon its plan to build a new 18,000 seate...

FIFA’s Solidarity Mechanism And Problems Arising On Exchange Of Players (The Ante Rebic Case)

The solidarity mechanism, along with training compensation, is one of the basic pillars of the FIFA Regulations on th...

Fighting Match Forfeits For Covid-19: The Cases Of St Mirren & Kilmarnock FC

This article discusses the recent appeal by Scottish football teams St Mirren FC and Kilmarnock FC, in...

A Guide To FIFA’s Eligibility Regulations For International Football

On 18 September 2020, at its 70th Congress, FIFA approved changes to their eligibility regulations[1] (the Regulation...

Betting On Inside Information In Football: Lessons from the Trippier and Sturridge cases

The recent cases of The FA v. Kieran Trippier[1] and The FA v. Daniel Sturridge[2] have highlighted what is likely to...

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...

Japanese Swimming Star’s Fall From Grace: Lessons For Sports Governing Bodies From The Seto Case

Can you imagine being sent home without pay for two and a half months by your employer and having to apologize to the...

Sanctioning footballers for social media posts: PSG & Neymar v UEFA

Since the seminal case in England of The FA v Ryan Babel in January 2011[1], in which the first case of social media ...

Access To Justice For Survivors Of (Sexual) Harassment And Abuse In Sports

Personal sacrifice, pain and suffering, and absolute submission to authority are the hallmarks of sporting contest an...

The EU General Court’s Ruling On Exclusive Arbitration Agreements In The ISU Case

On 16 December, the EU General Court rendered its long-awaited decision (the ISU Judgment)[1] in the action brought b...

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