Premium article - 05 October 2016
In a highly publicised Court of Arbitration for Sport case, a tribunal composed of leading sports arbitrators Luigi Fumagalli, Jeffrey Benz and David W Rivkin has reduced tennis star Maria Sharapova’s two-year ban for doping offences by nine months.
Premium article - 01 September 2016
UPDATED. Pending resolution of an appeal from a decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russian Paralympic athletes have failed to persuade Switzerland’s highest court to overturn a blanket ban on them competing in the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Premium article - 23 August 2016
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a decision by the International Paralympic Committee to ban Russia’s entire Paralympic team from the games in Rio de Janeiro because of evidence of state-sponsored doping.
Premium article - 22 August 2016
The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s Olympic ad hoc division has officially closed for business after dealing with a record 28 cases in Rio – but members of the division are still hearing an appeal against Russian Paralympic athletes blanket ban because of alleged state-sponsored doping.
Premium article - 12 August 2016
UPDATED.The blanket exclusion of Russian athletes from the Paralympics in Rio de Janiero because of evidence of state-sponsored doping is to be appealed to the Court of Arbitration of Sport, with funding from a prominent businessman.
Premium article - 08 August 2016
Russia is to turn to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the wake of the decision of the International Paralympic Committee to ban the country’s entire paralympic team from the games in Rio de Janeiro because of evidence of state-sponsored doping.
Premium article - 05 August 2016
In one of the first arbitral awards of the Rio Olympics, on-site arbitrators have said that the International Olympic Committee breached natural justice when it ruled that Russian athletes cannot compete if they have been sanctioned for doping in the past.
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.
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.
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.