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World Sports Law Report

Current Issue (July 2016)

Volume: 14 Issue: 7



About World Sports Law Report

The monthly law journal 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

July’s issue of World Sports Law Report!

With the sporting community still reeling from the publication of the McLaren report, which made public the findings of an independent investigation exposing a mass state-sponsored doping programme operated in Russia over a period from at least late 2011 until August 2015, July’s edition of World Sports Law Report is as full of topical legal analysis as ever.

Trevor Watkins and Angelique Bret of Pinsent Masons LLP provide a detailed four-page analysis piece on the likely legal consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union on sport. The short and longer term implications are assessed, alongside issues of particular pertinence to sport such as the freedom of movement, competition and State Aid, and data protection. 

In January 2016, the cycling world was choked by the discovery of a concealed motor in the bike of Belgian cyclo-cross rider Femke Van den Driessche. In light of what was the first high-profile discovery of this kind and the world governing body for cycling - the Union Cycliste Internationale’s (‘UCI’) - adoption of various detection techniques to combat technological fraud, Willem-Alexander Devlies, Lawyer at Lovius, provides analysis of the rise in what is often referred to as ‘mechanical doping’ and the various techniques available to the UCI.

A further highlight of July’s issue is Thomas Webb’s assessment of Formula One’s new 2017 regulations, which aim to inject much needed competitive excitement into the sport and resolve some of the technical difficulties faced by the teams. Tom looks closely at the reforms adopted and the criticisms. 

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