Work Area: Sport

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

CAS breaks record with caseload in Rio

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.

22 August 2016

Blanket ban of Russian Paralympic athletes to be reviewed by CAS

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.

12 August 2016

Russia to turn to CAS over excluded paralympians

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.

08 August 2016

International Olympic Committee breached natural justice, rule Rio panels

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.

05 August 2016

CAS ad hoc division hears first Rio cases

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.

02 August 2016

CAS to have new doping division at Rio Olympics

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.

27 July 2016

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