Sports Law Blog

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

19 June 2018

Russia 2018: the ugly face of the beautiful game

The World Cup is upon us, and while for many the festival of the football is a cause for celebration, the controversial decision to award this year’s tournament to Russia raises important issues not just for those with an interest in the interface between sport and international relations but more practically for those who have decided to travel as spectators.

Ed Smyth

12 June 2018

Love Island and your professional obligations

The launch of ITV2’s reality TV show ‘Love Island’ amassed an audience of approximately 2.95 million, becoming the highest-rating programme at 9pm across all channels last Monday. Another first for the series is the inclusion of contestants with professional qualifications such as an A&E doctor and a newly qualified solicitor.

29 March 2018

A change of course? Pondering the future of golf in Brexit Britain

As avid golfers focus their attention on the US Masters in Augusta Georgia next month, many at the 19th Hole will be pondering the impact of Brexit on their beloved game.

21 March 2018

Brexit: Does it signify a crash for Formula 1?

Although Formula 1 is seen as an international sport, with races taking place from Australia to Germany, there are 7 out of the 10 teams racing in the 2018 season based within the United Kingdom. The Formula 1 season begins in Australia with the first race taking place on 25 March 2018, as we gear up for the first “And its lights out and away we go …” of the 2018 season, we explore whether Brexit will have an impact upon the future of Formula 1 within the UK as we know it. 

Amicie Knowles

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