Handbook on International Sports Law

Handbook on International Sports Law


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This Handbook presents a comprehensive collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners in the burgeoning field of international sports law.
The authors address significant legal issues on two gradually converging tracks: the mainstream institutional framework of the law, primarily the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, regional and national sports authority, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport; and the commercial sports industry. Topics include the institutional structure; fundamental issues, legal principles and decisions within those institutions; mediation, arbitration and litigation of disputes; doping, gambling and the expanding use of technology in competition; athlete eligibility requirements; discrimination; and protection of athletes. The book also covers a broad range of commercial issues related to competition law and labor markets; media, image, and intellectual property rights; event sponsorships; and players' agents. Comparative analyses of young sports models and practices in North America, Europe and elsewhere supplement the general theme of international sports law.
This major collection of essays on some of the most controversial, cutting-edge issues in international sports law, will be a captivating read for academics and students of sports law, sports management, international law and comparative law, as well as practicing lawyers and players’ agents. Senior executives and other professionals in the sports industry will also find much to interest them in this well-documented Handbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847206336
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Series: Research Handbooks in International Law Series
Pages: 584
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Edited by James A.R. Nafziger, Thomas B. Stoel Professor of Law and Director of International Programs, Willamette University, College of Law, US and Stephen F. Ross, Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Sports Law, Policy and Research and Lewis A. Vovakis Distinguished Faculty Scholar, The Pennsylvania State University, US

Table of Contents

James A.R. Nafziger and Stephen F. Ross
1. International Sports Law
James A.R. Nafziger
2. The Court of Arbitration for Sport
Richard H. McLaren
3. Mediating Sports Disputes
Ian Blackshaw
4. European and North American Models of Sports Organization
James A.R. Nafziger
5. Models of Sport Governance within the European Union
Robert Siekmann and Janwillem Soek
6. Doping in Sport
Richard W. Pound, Q.C. and Kerwin Clarke
7. Gambling on Sports
Paul M. Anderson
8. Adjudicative Technology in Sports
Simon Gardiner
9. Athlete Eligibility Requirements and Legal Issues
Matthew J. Mitten and Timothy Davis
10. Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
Klaus Vieweg and Saskia Lettmaier
11. Protection of Young Athletes
Steve Cornelius and Paul Singh
12. Competition Law and Labor Markets
Stephen F. Ross
13. The Tampering Prohibition, Antitrust, and Agreements between American and Foreign Sports Leagues
Lewis Kurlantzick
14. European Regulation of Media Rights
Chris Watson and Christine Graham
15. Intellectual Property Rights in Sports: A Comparative Overview of the USA, UK, and Italy
Lucio Colantuoni and Cristiano Novazio
16. Recent Sports-related Issues in US Intellectual Property Law
Anthony J. Dreyer
17. Image Rights
Steve Cornelius
18. Legal Aspects of International Event Sponsorship
Tone Jagodic
19. Players’ Agents
Roberto Branco Martins and Richard Parrish

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