INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW AND POLICY BULLETIN
edited by M. Cintic - S. Civale - M. Colucci - A. Coni - A. Frattini
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
THE FIFA REGULATIONS ON WORKING WITH INTERMEDIARIES
IMPLEMENTATION AT NATIONAL LEVEL
International Sports Law and Policy Bulletin 1/2015
Michele Colucci (ed.)
ISBN 978-88-940689-3-1 (December 2015)
PRESS RELEASE -
COMPARATIVE TABLE -
INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SPORTS LAW
Kluwer Law International, 2016, M. Colucci ed.
Sports Law Programmes
Application process for the 4th edition of the MESGO programme
(open until Monday 28 March 2016)
UEFA Research Grant Programme (RGP)
(deadline for applications 31 March 2016)
EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME IN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW
RAVELLO (Italy, 18-19 July 2016)
The Executive Programme in International Sports Law takes place in Ravello (Italy). It gathers the best experts in the field in order to train and update sports lawyers and managers about the latest legislative developments and relevant case law.
Moreover, the programme presents an opportunity for the participants to strengthen their international
For more information: www.ravellosportslaw.com
International Press Review
by Alessandro Coni
- Valentin Balakhnichev, former President of the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF), Alexei Melnikov, former Chief ARAF Coach for long distance walkers and runners, and Papa Massata Diack, former marketing consultant to the IAAF have appealed at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) all facing life bans due to the Russia doping scandal. [tas-cas.org]
- FIFA upheld the petition by Jose Antonio Camacho against the Chinese Football Association, because of its failing to pay compensation of 6.45 million euros. The CFA had sacked the coach in 2013 with one year left on his contract. [aarca.com]
- After the pharmacologic doping now UCI has to face against the mechanical doping. During 2016 Cyclocross World Championships in Zolder, the Belgian Femke Van den Driessche’s bike has been found equipped with electrical cables and a motor inside [cyclingnews.com]
- Super Bowl 50 tickets became the most expensive in U.S. sports history, being sold so far for an average price of $4,841, according to ticket tracking site SeatGeek. [money.cnn.com] Meantime, according it is estimated to reveal as the most valuable sport event of history, by generating more revenues than ever, at least 620 million of dollars.[forbes.com]
- During the annual meeting the Bundesliga CEO Christan Seifert presented the results of the year. The aggregate amount of the German Bundesliga teams revenues reached 2.6 billion in the 2014/15 season, with a 7% increase from the 2013/14 season. As in other cases registered in these years with other leagues, this growth is followed by an increase of the costs.[epfl-europeanleagues.com]
Sponsorship & Licensing
- Adidas and IAAF sponsorship long-standing relation is probably coming to an end, since Adidas expressed its will to terminate the current agreement earlier than the agreed date of 2019, due to the recent scandals IAAF was involved in.
It is possible to presume that from the point of view of the sponsor the image gain that should derive from the sponsorship agreement might be jeopardized by the news surrounding IAAF. Just at the beginning of this month, the WADA commission's chairman, Dick Pound delivered a report on the Russia Doping Case, reporting that "corruption was embedded" within the IAAF under former president Lamine Diack, while other members were aware of the irregularities.
The unfair behavior and the lack of correctness ascribed to the IAAF may represent a breach of the contract signed with Adidas. [bbc.com]
- U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank ruled in favor Wells Fargo, granting the bank with right to keep the elevated signs on top of two 17-story towers near the NFL Vikings' new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The NFL franchise had sued Wells Fargo accusing the to “photo bomb” the stadium named for a competitor. [usatoday.com]
- Study in US claims to link hundreds of cancer cases to playing on rubber turf. Cancer might be liked to rubber substances made from old tyres, which contains toxic chemicals. UK authorities are being urged to investigate a possible link, while clubs are consulting FIFA over the health fears. [dailymail.com]
- Also English Premiership Chelsea is under investigation by FIFA's disciplinary chamber after it emerged that the club signed Burkina Faso young footballer Bertand Traore when he was 16. If the relevant criteria were not met at the moment of the transfer, this might be occurred in breach of FIFA regulations. Chelsea already suffered a transfer ban in 2009 after signing Gael Kakuta from Lens. Even if the sanction was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. [Dailymail.co.uk]
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