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CAS Dismisses Double Amputee’s Appeal in Fight to Compete at the Olympics

A recent award handed down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport has found in favour of World Athletics in its dispute with the US Paralympian 400m sprinter, Blake Leeper, concerning the athlete’s eligibility to run against able-bodied athletes in World Athletics Series competitions as well as next year’s Tokyo Olympics.… Continue Reading

Surf’s Up for Stand-Up Paddleboarding after CAS decision

In August this year, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) handed down its decision in the dispute between the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) regarding the governance of Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP). Both international sports federations sought control over the increasingly popular sport at the world and Olympic level. In … Continue Reading

Brussel’s Court of Appeal Challenges CAS Jurisdiction Clause in FIFA Statutes

In recent weeks, the media has reacted rather dramatically to the decision handed down by the Brussel’s Court of Appeal on 28 August 2018, in a case brought by Belgian football club RFC Seraing (Seraing). The precise impact of the decision remains to be seen although it is unlikely that this represents the fall of … Continue Reading

A turn of fortune for AC Milan as CAS partially uphold Financial Fair Play Appeal

On 27 June 2018, UEFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial Control Body (“CFCB”) issued a decision to exclude AC Milan from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in for the next two seasons. This meant that AC Milan would be prevented from competing in the Europa League … Continue Reading

Major League Soccer Challenged in CAS

Earlier this month, two American soccer teams, Miami FC of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and Kingston Stockade FC of the National Premier Soccer League, North Atlantic Conference, brought a claim in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean … Continue Reading
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