The future of anti-doping: Interview with CAS arbitrator & former General Counsel, USOC - Episode 39

Published 04 November 2016 | Authored by: Sean Cottrell Jeffrey Benz

In this podcast Jeffrey Benz, Sports Lawyer, CAS Arbitrator and former General Counsel for the US Olympic Committee, shares his experience on being involved with some of the highest profile anti-doping cases of the last 12 months.

This podcast covers topics such as the future of anti-doping including Jeff’s views on the newly implemented CAS Anti-Doping Division, and whether more training is required for arbitrators and counsel for anti-doping involved in anti-doping cases.

Jeff also addresses the question of whether there should be a mandatory online education program for anti-doping which athletes have to do in conjunction with in person training, comparable to how World Rugby operates?

At the end of the podcast, Jeff provides helpful insight into how evidence is and should be presented at CAS, and the growing role of non-analytical evidence in doping and corruption cases.

For reference, here is the link to the Bruyneel decision, which Jeff refers to towards the end of the podcast:

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Sean Cottrell

Sean Cottrell

Sean is the founder and CEO of LawInSport. Founded in 2010, LawInSport has become the "go to sports law website" for sports lawyers and sports executives across the world.

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Jeffrey Benz

Jeffrey Benz

Jeff is a Door Tenant at 4 New Square Chambers, London and accomplished arbitrator and mediator. As a former General Counsel of the United States Olympic Committee, and former athlete, Jeff's sports credentials are without compare. Jeff has acted as a neutral or counsel in a wide variety of sports, including, among others, ice hockey, gymnastics, speedskating, figure skating, football and soccer, rugby, track and field, team handball, equestrian, table tennis, triathlon, wrestling, tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, boxing, cycling, sailing, and complex disputes and transactions involving sponsorships, film financings and production, technology, licensing, and live events.

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