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World Sports Law Report

Current Issue (June 2016)

Volume: 14 Issue: 6



About World Sports Law Report

The monthly law journal providing guidance on all aspects of sports law, including licensing and sports data, anti-doping and doping sanctions, TV and broadcasting rights, sport technology, players agents, disciplinary measures, sports integrity, sports betting, player contracts, intellectual property, transfer regulations, sports sponsorship and marketing, and governance, as well as coverage of key legal cases, sporting regulations and governing bodies including the IOC, UEFA and FIFA and sporting events such as London 2012. / read more

June’s issue of World Sports Law Report!

Operación Puerto, the Spanish investigation into an elaborate doping network that began in 2006 against Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes has taken another turn this month, following the ruling by the Provincial Criminal Court of Madrid ordering the release of evidence seized during the investigation to the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation, the Union Cycliste Internationale, the Italian National Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency. In this month’s issue of World Sports Law Report Paolo Torchetti and Enric Ripoll, Sports Lawyers at Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo explain the most recent court decision against the backdrop of the more recent legislative changes in Spain and unravel some of the key issues arising from the case.

Also featured in this month’s issue, Dr Marjolaine Viret and Emily Wisnosky, researchers from the University of Neuchatel, provide a report on the feedback they received from stakeholders during a workshop on the issues faced implementing the World Anti-Doping Code 2015, which was held at the Tackling Doping in Sport conference 2016. Their detailed article presents a collection of feedback received, chosen to provide members of the anti-doping community with food for thought.

Moreover, in light of the recent match-fixing scandal in Italy, Luca Ferrari and associates at Withers in Milan discuss legal implications following ten arrests made in May. 

In the news, the German Federal Court of Justice rules against speed skater Claudia Pechstein’s challenge to the Court of Arbitration for Sport; several football clubs, including Valencia, Besiktas and West Ham take steps into the eSports industry; and KPMG resigns as auditor of FIFA.

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