Work Area: Sport

The Olympic Games: Citius, Altius, Fortius and litigious?

The Games of the XXXII Olympiad have begun, played under the Olympic motto of "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (faster, higher, stronger). But to what extent will the Tokyo Olympic Games also be litigious? Mark Mangan, Ananya Mitra and Miranda Elvidge of Dechert consider the categories of disputes that may arise.

27 July 2021

Manchester City loses appeal over transparency in financial probe

Football club Manchester City has failed to block publication of arbitration-related court rulings shedding light on the English Premier League’s still-pending investigation of its financial dealings.

22 July 2021

CAS names lords of the rings

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced the arbitrators who will hear disputes and doping cases arising during the Tokyo Olympics.

15 July 2021

Newcastle fails to disqualify arbitrator in Premier League dispute

The High Court in London has dismissed Newcastle United’s bid to disqualify prominent sports lawyer Michael Beloff QC from chairing its arbitration against the English Premier League over an aborted £340 million takeover of the football club by a Saudi-backed consortium.

08 March 2021

Argentine footballer settles image rights dispute

Argentine footballer and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has settled an ICC arbitration worth around €35 million with his former agent over image rights, a dispute that reportedly scuppered potential moves to English clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

26 January 2021

CAS finds discrimination in Asian football elections

A tribunal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has found that Asia’s football body discriminated against female candidates during elections for seats on the FIFA council – and its failure to properly investigate alleged third-party interference amounted to a denial of justice.

25 January 2021

Chinese swimmer wins challenge over arbitrator's tweets

A Swiss court has overturned a CAS award that handed a Chinese swimmer an eight-year doping ban – finding that the tribunal chair, former Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini, had shown bias in tweets criticising Chinese dog meat eating practices and referencing skin colour.

15 January 2021

Semenya to take appeal to European Court of Human Rights

Olympic middle-distance runner Caster Semenya will take the fight over her testosterone levels to the European Court of Human Rights, after failing to set aside a CAS award upholding rules that prevent her from running in some events.

19 November 2020

Russian biathletes overturn lifetime ban at CAS

A panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned lifetime bans imposed on three Russian biathletes over their alleged participation in a state-sponsored doping programme.

02 October 2020

Semenya loses appeal over testosterone rules

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has dismissed a bid by Olympic middle-distance runner Caster Semenya to set aside a CAS award upholding requirements that she take testosterone suppression treatment to compete in certain female athletics events.

08 September 2020

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