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World Sports Law Report

Current Issue (January 2016)

Volume: 14 Issue: 1


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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

January's issue of World Sports Law Report

In this month’s news, we review the WADA Independent Commission’s report and the revelations that involve former high ranking IAAF officials in cases of corruption, extortion and bribery; we discuss the recent award issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the Essendon Football Club case, which handed two year suspensions to 34 Australian Football League players; and we comment on the decision of Cricket Australia to open an investigation into a potential case of corruption and match-fixing during the recent Ram Slam Twenty20 tournament.

Featured in this issue of World Sports Law Report is a comprehensive analysis of the potential grounds to challenge a National Governing Body’s selection criteria with regard to the upcoming Olympic Games, written by Edward Wheen and John Mehrzad,and a discussion on recent CAS jurisprudence that may change the meaning of scholars for training compensation purposes by Carol Couse and Tiran Gunawardena.

Also featured in this issue is the first installment of a two-part article by World Sports Law Report Editorial Board member, Amrut Joshi, which dissects the origin of the Lodha Committee, reviews the corruption events in Indian cricket that led to the composition of this Committee and previews the findings and recommendations contained in its report; Sofie van der Meulen and Erik Vollebregt discuss the report on the Nike+ Running app issued by the Dutch Data Protection Authority; and César Giraldo reviews the issues that prevent the adequate incorporation of an independent football-related dispute resolution tribunal in Colombia.

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