Leading Cases in Sports Law, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9067049093
  • ISBN-13: 9789067049092
  • DDC: 344.099
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 395 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book accounts for over 25 of the most influential cases in international sports law, as written by some of the leading authorities in the area. Authors from Europe, the United States, Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand trace the evolution of this emerging discipline of law through an analysis of individual cases, as discussed under a number of key debates and themes in contemporary sports law, including: the "public" nature of legal disputes in sport; player employment mobility litigation; doping and the spirit of sport; TV rights holding proceedings; and enduring themes in sports law such as on-field violence, spectator safety, animal welfare and gender equality. Valuable for sports law academics, arbitrators and practitioners, sports administrators and governing bodies, but also for students (postgraduate and undergraduate) and all those with an interest in international sports law.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter: Part I.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter: Part II.
Editor’s Introductory Remarks and Acknowledgements.
1: The Emergence of Sports Law.
2: Abbot v Weekly (1665) 83 ER 357; 1 Lev 176.
3: Federal League Baseball Club of Baltimore v National League et al. 259 US 200 (1922).
4: Case C-36/74 Walrave and Koch [1974] ECR 1405.
5: CAS 92/A/63 Gundel v FEI.
6: Player Mobility Versus Contractual Stability.
7: Eastham v Newcastle United FC Ltd [1964] Ch 413.
8: From Bosman to Bernard C-415/93; [1995] ECR I-4921 to C-325/08; [2010] ECR I-2177.
9: When the Private Business of Sport Becomes the Public Business of Law.
10: Finnigan v NZRFU (1985).
11: R. v. Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club ex p. the Aga Khan [1993] 1 WLR 909.
12: Case C-519/04 P Meca-Medina [2006] ECR I-6991.
13: Doping and the Spirit of Sports Law.
14: Modahl v British Athletic Federation (1994–2001).
15: CAS 98/211 B V FINA.
16: CAS 2004/O/645 USADA v Montgomery.
17: CAS 2009/A/1912–1913 Pechstein v International Skating Union.
18: Contemporary Issues in Sports Law.
19: CAS 2008/A/1480 Pistorius v IAAF.
20: American Needle Inc v NFL 130 S Ct 2201 (2010).
21: Cases T-385/07, T-55/08 and T68/08 FIFA and UEFA v Commission.
22: Cases C-403/08 and C-429/08 FA Premier League Ltd and Others v QC Leisure and Others; and Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd, 4 Oct 2011.
23: R v Amir & Butt [2011] EWCA Civ 2914.
24: Enduring Themes in Sports Law.
25: Football and Crowds: Gough and Smith v Chief Constable of Derbyshire [2002] QB 1213.
26: Player Violence and Compensation for Injury: R v Barnes [2005] 1 Cr App Rep 507.
27: Animal Welfare and Blood Sports: R (Countryside Alliance) v Attorney General [2008] 1 AC 719.
28: Gender and Equality: Sagen v VANOC [2009] BCCA 522.
Table of Cases*.
Table of Legislation.