Friday, November 06, 2009

Arbitration: Olympic athlete consent to CAS arbitration

Athletes who wish to participate in the Olympic Games must agree to submit any dispute to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Ian Blackshaw, a sports lawyer and CAS arbitrator, finds that as consent is not freely given as the agreement to CAS arbitration is a precondition to participation, it is unenforceable.

The full article appears in the November edition of World Sports Law Report here.



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