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World Sports Advocate

Volume: 3 Issue: 11
(November 2005)


The ‘amicable settlement’ between the British Horseracing Board and the Irish bookmakers in their dispute over payment for prerace data leaves both parties reviewing their options as the contract for data supply expires on 9 January 2006. / read more

Athletes who test positive for steroids would be banned for a half-season instead of two years for a first offence under changes proposed to anti-doping legislation in the US Senate. / read more

World football chiefs have begun informal meetings to resolve the ongoing club versus country dispute, according to a report in the Financial Times. / read more


Anti-doping is central to the Rugby Football League’s aim of achieving excellence in governance. Rod Findlay, in-house lawyer at the RFL explains how recent developments are helping them to achieve this aim. / read more

The increasingly commercial nature of international sport has highlighted the need for alternative forms of dispute resolution that avoid the expense of court actions. Chris Walsh, a solicitor at athletes1 Legal provides the case for mediation. / read more

With recent track results indicating a shift in the power base of the drivers, questions remain over the future commercial control of Formula One. Kevin Groome, a solicitor in Olswang’s Sports Group analyses the latest issues and speculates on future developments. / read more

As sport is now big business and there is much to play for, financially speaking, sports business disputes, are on the increase. The question therefore arises: how best to settle them? Through the Courts or by alternative dispute resolution means? Ian Blackshaw recommends using the varied services offered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), based in Lausanne, Switzerland, which this year comes of age, and cites some case examples. / read more

Italian State Laws which make doping a criminal offense have become the centre of controversy in the lead up to Turin’s Winter Olympics in February 2006. Luca Ferrari, Head of Sport and Media at Studio Associato LCA examines the background to the conflict and possible solutions. / read more

About World Sports Advocate

The monthly law publication providing guidance on all aspects of sports law, including licensing and sports data, anti-doping and doping sanctions, TV and broadcasting rights, sport technology, players agents, disciplinary measures, sports integrity, sports betting, player contracts, intellectual property, transfer regulations, sports sponsorship and marketing, and governance, as well as coverage of key legal cases, sporting regulations and governing bodies including the IOC, UEFA and FIFA and sporting events such as London 2012. / read more

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