Work Area: Sport

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

Russia doping scandal appeals to be heard en masse by CAS

UPDATED WITH COUNSEL. Two Court of Arbitration for Sport tribunals will next week simultaneously hear 39 of the 42 appeals lodged by Russian athletes in a conference centre in Geneva, as they look to overturn their lifetime bans following the state-sponsored doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

18 January 2018

"Intersex" athletes await CAS ruling

Caster Semenya, the South African middle distance runner who won a gold medal at the World Athletics Championship in London on Sunday, is among several hyperandrogenous athletes who will find out next month if a panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport will strike out regulations that would force them to medically reduce their natural testosterone levels or be barred from competition.

17 August 2017

Chelsea and Salah cleared by CAS panel

A panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by Italian football club Fiorentina relating to its failed attempt to extend an agreement for the loan of Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah from Chelsea Football Club.

03 July 2017

CAS will hear Palestine claim over West Bank teams

The Palestinian Football Association has made good on a threat to file a claim at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over Israeli clubs based in the disputed territory of the West Bank – after FIFA delayed making a decision on the issue at its most recent congress.

14 June 2017

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