Why Blake Leeper is not running at the Tokyo Olympic Games – the 2nd CAS Award

Blake Leeper is a world class American 400 meter sprinter.  He is also a double amputee.  His goal is to compete in the Olympics, but on top of the physical demand, he...

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How U.S. Courts Have Dealt with COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Cases Involving Pro Sports Teams

At the beginning of 2020 there were two big questions in American sports: could Lebron James and Anthony Davis revive...

Sun Yang Eligible For 2024 Paris Olympics: WADA v Sun Yang & FINA - 2nd CAS Award

On 22 June 2021, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that Sun Yang was sanctioned with a period of ineligi...

NCAA V. Alston - Why The NCAA Lost & What The Future Holds

In many respects, the United States of America employs a unique sports governance system. A key part of this system h...
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German Court ends the anti-trust fight between rival Wrestling Federations

The question[1] that ignited the fight before the Nuremberg-Fürth Regional Court and Nuremberg Court of Appeals ...
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Negotiating athlete endorsement agreements in India

This article was first published on 18 January 2017 and has been updated to reflect latest legal developments While ...
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FIFA, UEFA And ESL Clubs: Walking The Tightrope Between Discipline, Financial Stability And Competitive Balance

While much has been said and written about the ongoing Super League story, the mindset of the various actors so far, ...

CTE And Causation: The Key Medico-Legal Issues In Rugby Union’s Concussion Litigation

As has been widely reported[1], a group of former professional rugby union players (Claimants) have brought a claim a...
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The João Palhinha Case: Portugal’s Arbitration Court reviews on-field referee decisions

Recently, an appeal was submitted to the Portugal Arbitration Court for Sport (TAD) by a player challenging his one g...

Major Hurdles Still Face U.S. SafeSport In The Movement To Protect Athletes

The U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) is a non-profit organization[1] dedicated to ending “all forms of abuse in...
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Polish Competition Authority investigates suspected collusion among basketball teams

The Polish Competition Authority (PCA) is investigating the behaviour of the Polish Basketball League (PBL) and sixte...
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USA Gymnastics: How bankruptcy proceedings can help resolve mass sexual abuse claims

Over the last 5 years, USA Gymnastics (USAG), the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, has be...

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