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This Week In Sports Law - Week 10 Feb 2020

This Week In Sports Law - Week 10 Feb 2020
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 By Sean Cottrell

Every week, our team at LawInSport review and dissect the sports law news to ensure we are staying up-to-date on the important legal developments across the sports world. Given how much value we get from this, we thought it would be great to share out research with our members in a new series called 'This Week In Sports Law'. We hope this helps save you time and keeps you updates with all the developments that are taking place globally.  

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Former Sky doctor Richard Freeman set to face anti-doping charges
The Times / Matt Lawton / 8 February 2020  

Richard Freeman, the former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor, is likely to face anti-doping charges before the conclusion of his long-running medical tribunal. The doctor is contesting a charge from the General Medical Council (GMC) that he ordered 30 sachets of testosterone “knowing or believing” it was to be used to enhance an athlete’s performance in 2011.

The Premier League will launch a Netflix-style streaming
The Athletic / Matt Slater / 8 February 2020  

The Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has admitted it is inevitable English football’s top flight will launch a Netflix-style streaming service in the coming years — a move that could result in lower subscription costs for fans and greatly increased revenues for clubs. The league currently sells its media rights to traditional broadcasters, including NBC and Sky Sports, and third-party streaming services. 

KPL chargesheets filed, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket) to examine
Hindustan Times / Rasesh Mandani / 8 February 2020  

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru Police has filed the first chargesheets in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) betting and match-fixing scandal, four-and-a-half months after they began investigations. A total of 16 accused, including players, team owners, a coach, a Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) official and alleged bookmakers have been charged in three separate cases

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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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