Handbook on International Sports Law


Handbook on International Sports Law



This Handbook presents a comprehensive collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners in the burgeoning field of international sports law.

The authors address significant legal issues on two gradually converging tracks: the mainstream institutional framework of the law, primarily the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, regional and national sports authority, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport; and the commercial sports industry. Topics include the institutional structure; fundamental issues, legal principles and decisions within those institutions; mediation, arbitration, and litigation of dispute; doping, gambling and the expanding use of technology in competition; athlete eligibility requirements; discrimination; and protection of athletes. This book also covers a broad range of commercial issues related to competition law and labor markets; media, image, and intellectual property rights, event sponsorship; and players' agents. Comparative analyses of young sports models and practices in North America, Europe and elsewhere supplement the general theme of international sports law.

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978 1 84720 633 6

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Edward Elgar Publishing


international sports law, Court of Arbitration for Sport, sports law


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Handbook on International Sports Law