Work Area: Sport

Semenya turns to Sidley for testosterone appeal

Olympic middle-distance runner Caster Semenya has instructed Sidley Austin for an appeal against a Court of Arbitration for Sport decision upholding requirements that she take testosterone suppression treatment to compete in certain female athletics events.

30 May 2019

Semenya loses CAS appeal over testosterone levels

South African runner Caster Semenya has lost her landmark case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over limits imposed by athletics’ governing body on testosterone levels in female athletes.

01 May 2019

CAS hears Semenya appeal over testosterone rules

A panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has begun hearing a high-profile appeal by South African runner Caster Semenya against limits imposed by athletics’ governing body on testosterone levels in female athletes.

19 February 2019

CAS leader moves to private practice in Lausanne

The former deputy secretary general of the Court of Arbitration for Sport William Sternheimer has joined specialist boutique Morgan Sports Law, where he will head the firm’s newly opened Lausanne office.

10 January 2019

European court upholds validity of CAS jurisdiction with reservations

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected claims by two sportspeople that proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport were insufficiently independent to be considered a fair trial – but ruled that one of the hearings should have been held publicly.

04 October 2018

Reports of CAS’s death are greatly exaggerated

Lawyers have downplayed the significance of a Belgian court judgment which held that a clause in FIFA’s statute providing for the mandatory resolution of disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport is incompatible with Belgian law – amid suggestions that the decision threatens the legitimacy and jurisdiction of CAS.

11 September 2018

CAS petition targets Arab sports groups over Israeli flag ban

A group of lawyers and academics is threatening to file a claim at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over alleged discrimination against Israeli athletes through bans on their flag and national anthem at international sporting events in certain Arab countries.

07 June 2018

CAS division rejects appeal over Russia Olympic snub

The ad hoc division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected appeals by 47 Russian athletes and coaches against the International Olympic Committee’s decision not invite them to participate in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang because of their alleged involvement in state-sponsored doping four years ago.

09 February 2018

Russian appeals upheld ahead of Winter Olympics

Just eight days before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are set to begin, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld appeals by 28 Russian athletes over their lifetime bans from Olympic competition for doping offences – and reduced bans for 11 more.

01 February 2018

Team CAS: arbitrators named for Winter Olympics

UPDATED. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has named the arbitrators who will hear disputes and doping cases at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month.

26 January 2018

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