Work Area: Sport

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

Blatter ban upheld by CAS

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a decision that effectively ended his career in football by banning him from all activities relating to the sport for six years.

05 December 2016

Palestine threatens CAS claim over West Bank clubs

The Palestine Football Association has threatened to bring a claim at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against its Israeli counterpart unless FIFA can resolve a dispute over Israeli clubs based in the disputed territory of the West Bank.

25 November 2016

Introducing eSport arbitration

The World eSports Association – which was formed six months ago to professionalise competitive video gaming – has developed an option for ad hoc arbitration of doping and other disputes under its own dedicated rules, with Zurich as default seat.

14 November 2016

CAS panel reduces Sharapova ban

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.

05 October 2016

No reprieve for Russian Paralympic athletes from Switzerland’s highest court

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.

01 September 2016

CAS upholds Russian ban from Rio Paralympics

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.

23 August 2016

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