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World Sports Law Report

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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

July's issue of World Sports Law Report

The ongoing investigation into alleged corruption at FIFA has continued to throw up developments this month, particularly in regards to requests from major FIFA sponsors that an independent, third party commission be set up to reform FIFA, the FIFA Executive Committee's own proposed reforms that include the formation of a specific task force to put together reform proposals, to be chaired by a neutral chairman, and the announcement by British MPs that a parliamentary investigation will take place in September that will involve questions being asked of the Football Association, the Serious Fraud Office and major sponsors about why they did not do more to expose corruption at FIFA. 

Additional news stories featured in July's issue include brief analysis of the Court of Justice of the European Union's move to reject the referral concerning the dispute brought about by agent Daniele Striani against UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules and the likely suggested governance reform recommendations set to be issued to the Board of Control for Cricket in India following the Indian Premier League ('IPL') betting scandal that this month saw two franchises banned from the IPL for two years by the Lodha Committee. 

Highlights of July's issue include a lively feature article written by Ryan J. Stevens, Managing Partner at Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, about the recent doping allegations in elite distance running, the public's perception of the sport going forward and how distance running may be able to avoid the dark days that brought cycling down in the not too distant past. 

A year after the XX Commonwealth Games took place in Glasgow and Scotland, Jamie Watt, Partner at Harper Macleod LLP, provides detailed analysis of the regulation surrounding the Games, which successfully protected the Games from a major brand incident.

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