Sports Law Blog

4 January 2019

World Anti-Doping Agency confirms Russia misses doping deadline

On 20 September 2018, athletes and sports fans alike were left in shock following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) controversial decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant following allegations of mass state-sponsored doping.

Kathryn Sheridan

26 September 2018

Another knockout blow for streaming servers?

Anthony Joshua not only successfully defended his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO titles when finishing off his Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin in the 7th round in the Wembley Stadium boxing ring on Saturday night but he also was a winner in the more rarefied surroundings of the Business and Property Court (Intellectual Property List Chancery Division) of the High Court of Justice just 2 days before.

Gerard Cukier

3 September 2018

Paying a sacked sports manager

Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen lost his legal battle with former manager in Denmark - Sue Thackeray considers whether the decision would be the same in the UK

Sue Thackeray

6 August 2018

Non-Disclosure Agreements – preventing media intrusion when finding your home

Sport stars, actors and entertainers alike have grown accustomed to “living” in the public eye, but if there is one aspect many wish to keep truly private it is their home.

Tom Beak

30 July 2018

Could Brexit send Geraint Thomas into a spin?

On July 7 2018, 176 marvellous men on their cycling machines set off on the 3,351 kilometre slog that is known as the Tour de France. And at the end of it – after 3 impossibly gruelling weeks  -  a Welshman, Geraint Thomas, stood in triumph on the Winner’s podium! British riders have, of course, now won the Tour de France six out of the last seven times. But hanging over this year’s edition, at least for this British cycling fan, was the realisation that this is probably the last Tour pre-Brexit, and so there is an additional level of uncertainty about what the 2019, post-Brexit edition, will look like.

Laura Vignoles

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