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CAS ad hoc division hears first Rio cases

CAS ad hoc division hears first Rio cases

Premium article - 02 August 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ad hoc division for this summer’s Olympics in Rio has begun hearing its first cases – with the same number of appeals already registered as were heard during the entire London games in 2012.

CAS to have new doping division at Rio Olympics

CAS to have new doping division at Rio Olympics

Premium article - 27 July 2016

For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport is to be in charge of doping-related disputes as a first-instance authority – and has formed a new anti-doping division to handle them.

Olympic decision requires a photo finish by CAS?

Olympic decision requires a photo finish by CAS?

Premium article - 26 July 2016

With the Olympic Games in Rio just 10 days away, the Court of Arbitration for Sport could rapidly have to resolve a high number of new appeals arising from the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russian competitors in response to allegations of state-sponsored doping.

Russia’s athletes fall at CAS hurdle

Russia’s athletes fall at CAS hurdle

Premium article - 21 July 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations banning Russian athletes from competing at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of a state-sponsored doping scandal.

PARIS: Very young group hosts "Match of the Day"

PARIS: Very young group hosts "Match of the Day"

Premium article - 20 July 2016

Ahead of the UEFA European Championships and with the Rio Olympics looming, the Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners Group held its first conference focused on arbitration and sports, inspired by "Match of the Day". William Brillat-Capello of Betto Seraglini and Chloé Vialard of Shearman & Sterling report on the event, which saw discussion of the strengths and shortcomings of CAS arbitration and reflections on former UEFA president Michel Platini's recent appeal to the court by his counsel.

Panel calls foul play in Juventus-Nike deal

Panel calls foul play in Juventus-Nike deal

Premium article - 15 July 2016

A Geneva-seated UNCITRAL tribunal has said that Italian football club Juventus breached an exclusive sponsorship deal with Nike in the fallout of a 2006 match-fixing scandal that engulfed football in Italy.

CAS clears Korean swimmer for Rio Olympics

CAS clears Korean swimmer for Rio Olympics

Premium article - 14 July 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan is eligible for selection at this summer’s Olympic Games – after it temporarily suspended a national rule which automatically bans athletes found guilty of doping for three years after their ban expires.

Russia appeals Olympic ban at CAS

Russia appeals Olympic ban at CAS

Premium article - 07 July 2016

The Russian Olympic Committee has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne – as it looks to overturn a decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations to ban the country from competing at this summer’s Olympics because of allegations of doping.

A summer of work for CAS

A summer of work for CAS

Premium article - 17 June 2016

Tennis star Maria Sharapova is to appeal her two-year ban for doping offences at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, while today's IAAF vote to ban Russia from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of a state-sponsored doping scandal looks set to generate further work for the court.

Speed skating appeal puts CAS on surer footing

Speed skating appeal puts CAS on surer footing

Premium article - 07 June 2016

In a landmark ruling for sports arbitration, Germany’s highest court has ruled that agreements to refer disputes between athletes and sporting bodies to the Court of Arbitration for Sport are valid, rejecting arguments by champion speed skater Claudia Pechstein relating to a doping ban upheld by CAS six years ago.