A guide to the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada – the primary appeals body for amateur sports
This article examines the dispute resolution process for amateur sports in Canada. Specifically, it looks at the role of the main appeals body, the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC),1 examining:
It’s history and legislative roots
How the SDRCC operates today
The use of the SDRCC during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games;
Parties’ use of non-SDRCC legal forums
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- Tags: Athlete Welfare | Canada | Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms | Canadian Sport Dispute Resolution Code | Dispute Resolution | Human Rights | Mediation | Olympics | Ontario Arbitration Act 1991 | Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
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About the Author
Partner, Wyllie Spears
A former Olympic athlete, David Spears has focused on labour, employment and administrative law since he was called to the bar over 10 years ago. In addition, David has an expanding practice in Sports Law.
Lawyer, Wyllie Spears
A former sports journalist, Jay Kim is a labour and employment lawyer who represents organizations in labour relations matters and employment matters. He also has an expanding practice in Sports Law and provides legal advice to Provincial and National Sports Organizations.