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Louis Weston on Sports Integrity (Betting & Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21

Louis Weston authored LawInSport’s ‘Sports Integrity (Betting & Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21’. Louis’s review identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2020/21 and discusses what trends might be drawn from them. Louis reviews key events, disciplinary decisions and the impact of coronavirus on betting and financial corruption. This year, Louis considers the effect that the worldwide Covid crisis has had on the world of sport. In the chapter, Louis covers: Two Key Themes Corruption cases and fights against it: Disciplinary and state police activity in tennis, Esports and around the world; Cases without criminal element; Organised crime in sports during a pandemic – ghost events; Match fixing and football betting cases; Governance…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 5 May, 2021

Three OTC Speakers at LawInSport’s 6th Annual Conference

Outer Temple Chambers was delighted to join the LawInSport Annual Conference in November 2020, where James Counsell QC, Sarah Crowther QC and Louis Weston spoke at this leading sports event. The 6th Annual LawInSport Conference, ‘Understand The Rules of The Game 2020’, included over 50 speakers from more than ten countries, discussing and debating 18 topics, over two weeks. This “must attend” sports law conference was one not to be missed. As leading experts in their field, James Counsell QC, Sarah Crowther QC and Louis Weston were invited to join the list of speakers and panelists. The Talks Sarah Crowther QC was a panelist on the in-house counsel forum for work developments and effective practices; ‘What legal and governance lessons have…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Sports 30 Nov, 2020

The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Sport

Anthony Lo Surdo SC writes for Resolution Institute on the future of Alternate Dispute Resolution in Sport: the National Sports Tribunal. Sport’s governing bodies are leading exponents of alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’) in the resolution of disputes in organised sports. However, given the breadth of sporting interests which range from amateur, to semi-professional and professional, not all sports are well-equipped to determine the types of disputes that frequently arise between participants. The National Sports Tribunal was established to level the playing field in the area of sports dispute resolution by providing for an effective, efficient, independent, transparent and specialist tribunal for the fair hearing and resolution of sporting disputes. It does so by employing a full suite of ADR processes and…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Sports, Sports 6 Oct, 2020

How will a safe return of spectators to elite sport be managed?

Paul Rogers provides a health & safety perspective on how to manage a safe return of spectators to elite sport in his article for LawInSport. The Department for Culture Media & Sport announced a series of pilots to trial the safe return of spectators to stadiums. The aim of the pilots was to prepare for the full “socially distanced” return of sporting events from 1 October 2020 in England as stated in its guidance “Elite sport – return to competition: safe return of spectators”. Paul’s article considers the : How the safe return of spectators will be managed; What the implications are for sporting venues under Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 17 Aug, 2020

Louis Weston on why the World Anti-Doping Code’s new ‘Substances of Abuse’ 2021 regime needs clarity

Louis Weston writes for LawInSport on why the World Anti-Doping Code’s new ‘Substances of Abuse’ 2021 regime needs urgent clarity. In January 2021, the WADA Code changes to allow substantially reduced suspensions for athletes who test positive for ‘Substances of Abuse’. This term is yet to be defined but it is expected to include recreational drugs like cocaine and cannabis. In his article, Louis identifies the Substances of Abuse changes and considers what National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADO) and Sports Governing Bodies (SGB) that have incorporated the WADA Code now need to do to prepare considering the new regime applies retroactively. Louis also explores the reasoning behind the changes and the potential procedural problems for SGBs, athletes and participants. The Article…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 14 Aug, 2020

What are the key takeaways of the IICSA’s report ‘Child sexual abuse in sports’?

IICSA has just produced its fourth Truth Project Thematic report, ‘Child sexual abuse in sports’. Patrick Sadd summarises the key takeaways of the report. The Report As with the first three reports – child sexual abuse in religious institutions (May 2019), in children’s homes and residential care (November 2019) and custodial institutions (April 2020) – this is drawn from the experience of victims and survivors between the 1950s and 2010s, here in the context of organised sports : sports clubs, institutions or associations or organised local sporting activity. The sample is small – of the 3,939 people giving their account between June 2016- March 2020, 2% described sexual abuse in a sports context, of which 91% were abused by sports…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 22 Jun, 2020

Louis Weston on Sports integrity (betting and financial corruption) – the year in review 2019/20

Louis Weston authored the Sports Integrity (Betting and Financial Corruption) section of the LawInSport Year in Review series 2019/2020. Louis’s review identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2019/2020 and discusses what trends might be drawn from them. Louis reviews key events, disciplinary decisions and the impact of coronavirus on betting and financial corruption. Louis notes that whilst crime and corruption in sport has reduced during lockdown, this does not mean that the corrupters have gone away. Louis considers the legislative action in a number of countries to bring into effect laws that criminalise corruption in sport. Louis also considers the governmental action, international policy and monitoring bodies introduced in 2019 and 2020. Louis reviews the…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 17 Jun, 2020

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