This note considers the CAS decision to uphold the lifting of the provisional suspension of Kamila Valieva, a 15 year old Russian figure skater. The provisional suspension had come at a critical time for the athlete, who was otherwise a favourite for a gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
Category: Sports Law
This article considers the AFL Appeal Board’s decision to impose a six match sanction of Toby Greene for intentional contact with an umpire, which the Tribunal had been satisfied was “aggressive, demonstrative and disrespectful”.
Court of Arbitration for Sport dismisses WADA appeal and affirms Shayna Jack’s reduced suspension due to lack of intent
The Appeal Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) has dismissed appeals by the World Anti-Doping Agency and Sports Integrity Australia against a first instance decision of CAS which reduced Shayna Jack’s period of suspension from 4 years to 2, for taking the prohibited substance, Ligandrol.
Three world-class swimmers and the International Swimming League have commenced proceedings in California against FINA to prevent it from banning swimmers, who compete in “non-authorised” swimming events, from competing at the Olympics.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) has partially upheld an appeal by swimmer Shayna Jack reducing her period of suspension from 4 years to 2 for taking the banned substance, Ligandrol.
19 March will mark the one year anniversary of the National Sports Tribunal. This article examines the four decisions of the Tribunal to date.
Rugby World Cup Limited issued misconduct charges against the Scottish Rugby Union alleging that comments it made in relation to the management of Typhoon Hagibis were unfair, untrue and brought Rugby World Cup Limited into disrepute. This article considers the findings of the Disputes Committee.
Since Caster Semenya launched herself onto the international stage in spectacular fashion, she has been under a cloud of suspicion and controversy. She is currently excluded from competition but her story seems far from over.
Mediation in sports disputes is growing in popularity. This article reviews the benefits offered by mediation and considers how sports disputes are different from ordinary commercial disputes. The author also offers some practical suggestions for mediators in sports disputes.
The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Racing Victoria Limited v Kavanagh addresses the state of knowledge required of a trainer to establish an administration offence under the Rules of Racing. The decision will be of interest to those following one of the biggest horse doping scandals in Australian history involving trainers with links to the Aquanita Racing stables.
The WADA Code prohibits athletes from associating with others who are serving a doping ban, or otherwise been sanctioned for conduct that would constitute a violation under the Code.
Do we now live in an age where we will find athletes banned from sport due to who they know, rather than what they do?
The Sports Section of CommBar will co-host a CPD and social event with the Sports Section of the LIV. The topic is “Issues in Racing: Cobalt, Characters and Courts”. It will be in the...
Association with the Olympic brand is a marketer’s dream. Through national and international law, the Olympic Movement is afforded considerable protection against the practice of “ambush marketing” and unauthorised uses of Olympic Insignia. Recently, the Federal Court had opportunity to consider the scope of protection afforded in AOC v Telstra.
CAS panel finds “strands in the cable” sufficiently strong to overturn the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal’s decision
In this decision, the CAS used the ‘strands in the cable’ approach to the analysis of the circumstantial evidence before it, the majority concluding that it was comfortably satisfied that all players violated clause 11.2 of the 2010 AFL Anti-Doping Code