PtG Article 05.01.2010

Sport ever more subject to range of legal constraints

2009 was the year when sport and law became more and more linked together. Acording to Dr. Jack Anderson at Queens University in Belfast law's influence on especially professional sport has been seriously growing the past year.

With big investments in players, broadcasting rights etc. governing bodies, clubs, TV companies and players wants to protect their rights with the law in their hand and more cases of dispute are now being set by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) based in Lausanne.