Premium article - August 02, 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. The Lausanne-based court announced on its website yesterday that 11 cases have been registered since the ad hoc division opened for business on 26 July. More may well have followed today. In the wake of allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia, the majority...
Premium article - July 27, 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. CAS announced the news late last night, as the sporting world continues to react to reports of state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes. In a press release, the Lausanne-based court said it will have two temporary divisions of arbitrators operating "on site" at...
Premium article - July 26, 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. In a decision announced on Sunday, the IOC executive board ruled that the 28 individual sports federations which govern events in the summer Olympics are free to decide the fate of Russians...
Premium article - July 21, 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. In a decision today, a panel led by Italian arbitrator and University of Milan professor Luigi Fumagalli dismissed a request for arbitration by the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 individual athletes, who had sought a ruling that only those athletes...
Premium article - July 20, 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...
Premium article - July 14, 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.
Premium article - July 15, 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. In an award dated 1 July, a tribunal chaired by French arbitrator and ICC International Court of Arbitration president Alexis Mourre held that the Nike brand had been damaged by the club's conduct, but rejected most of Nike's €80 million damages claim on the basis that it had already gained...
Premium article - July 07, 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.
Premium article - June 17, 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.
Premium article - June 07, 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.