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World Sports Advocate

Volume: 7 Issue: 4
(April 2009)


FIFA, supported by UEFA, rejected an amended provision under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, which requires athletes to provide 'whereabouts' information on their specific location for one hour each day, on 24 March, despite agreeing to WADA's International Standard for Doping - that came into effect on 1 January - in May 2008. / read more

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld an appeal filed by an athlete against the International Biathlon Union (IBU), on 13 March, despite testing positive to a banned substance (Erythropoietin (EPO)), as the IBU did not accommodate the athlete's request to have her 'B' sample opened and tested in the presence of her representative. The CAS's decision was made on the basis of the 2003 World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), supplemented by the International Standards for Laboratories 2008 - the rules that were in force at the time the athlete was tested. / read more

Fulham FC has submitted a compensation claim of £700,000 from West Ham United, according to a 20 March report in The Independent, for losses it incurred arising from West Ham's signing of Carlos Tevez, which breached the FA Premier League's (PL) third-party ownership rules. The claim came a day after West Ham and Sheffield United announced that they had reached an out-of-court settlement in the Tevez affair. A Court of Arbitration for Sport panel ruled that they had 'no doubt' West Ham would have received 'at least three fewer points without' Tevez in the 2006/2007 PL season. / read more


Police in South Wales recently said that, as of April, they will charge event organisers full policing costs - despite the fact that the organisers already pay commercial costs and help increase business and tourism when an event is staged. Elizabeth Mehdevy, a Partner at Hextalls LLP examines the statutory position that enables charges to be levied and discusses case law that has considered the issue. / read more

The UK Court of Appeals recently found that a player's agent who made a secret deal with the player's employer breached his fiduciary duty to the player, forfeited his agency fee and had to account for his secret profit. Mike Townley, of Bates Wells and Braithwaite and Steven Turner, of Park Lane Plowden - representatives of the player - examine the case of Imageview Management Limited v Kelvin Jack. / read more

The UK Government recently introduced a tier based immigration system, called the Points Based System (PBS), to clamp down on illegal workers and simplify the immigration process. Andrew Osborne, a Partner at Hammonds, examines the PBS and the implications it has on clubs wanting to sponsor foreign workers. / read more

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the official representative in Greece of the International Motorcycling Federation - the Automobile and Touring Club of Greece (ELPA) - was subject to European competition law prohibitions, after an organiser of motorcycling events claimed infringement of Article 86 and Article 82 of a Greek law that seeks to make its activities subject to the consent of ELPA. Ian Blackshaw, an international sports lawyer, examines the ECJ's decision and its implications. / read more

The European Commission published its second report on the protection afforded to rights holders under the Conditional Access Directive - designed to enable the development of an integrated European pay-TV. Daniel Geey and Mohammed Karim, of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP examine new and existing challenges that face rights holders - including the English Premier League - in protecting the value of their broadcasts from non-territorially authorised entities. / 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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