Work Area: Sport

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

Olympic decision requires a photo finish by CAS?

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.

27 July 2016

Russia’s athletes fall at CAS hurdle

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.

21 July 2016

PARIS: Very young group hosts "Match of the Day"

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 counsel.

20 July 2016

Panel calls foul play in Juventus-Nike deal

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.

15 July 2016

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