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Evaluating human rights risks for mega-sporting event hosts

by DLA Piper on

Businesses involved in major sporting events will increasingly need to have a more sophisticated understanding of how their activities, products and services might be involved in adverse human rights impacts. In recent months...more

Additional Olympians’ Medical Records Hacked by Fancy Bear

We previously reported that several U.S. Olympians’ medical records were posted online by the Russian hacking group Fancy Bear. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed that the medical records of 25 more...more

Hope Solo: too little, too late?

by FordHarrison on

Hope Solo’s derogatory comments about Sweden’s national women’s soccer team have earned her a six-month ban from U.S. Soccer and the termination of her contract. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati released a statement this...more

Olympics and the Power of Positivity and Unity

by FordHarrison on

They did it again. The Olympics sucked me in. I am an admitted hard core sports fan when it comes to my professional teams, but like most people I’m not usually watching swimming, beach volleyball, or [fill in the blank with...more

Three Point Shot - Summer 2016

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

800-Meter Champion Berian Eventually Outpaces Nike Endorsement Suit... Or Did He? World 800-meter champion Boris Berian is seemingly capable of out-running just about anything these days. Berian is just a year removed...more

All-Star Lineup Takes the Field for Korean Sports Arbitration Conference

by Planet Depos, LLC on

The bases were loaded in Seoul this week as some of the heaviest hitters in sports arbitration law mixed it up in anticipation of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. In his opening remarks, Conference Chair Eun Young...more

The IAAF – Corruption and Blackmail in Track and Field

by Thomas Fox on

I am back from a lovely week in Venice, with my new Matt Kelly imposed nickname of ‘FCPA-nerd’. One thing is certain when you go on vacation, the world of international bribery and corruption will continue unabated. Last week...more

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2015 Update

by BakerHostetler on

Despite a decline in enforcement actions by the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the first half of 2015 has continued to highlight the relevance and ever-evolving effects of the...more

FIFA and BHP Billiton: The Unique FCPA Challenges Present in International Sports

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Recent enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have raised the profile of corruption in international sport and highlight unique FCPA compliance concerns. This note will explain...more

Corruption in a Sporting Context – UK and Brazil - Common Issues and Practical Compliance

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

INTRODUCTION - The recent indictment of senior FIFA officials as part of an FBI investigation into corrupt activities at the world football governing body has made headlines and brought corruption in sport back to the...more

Nevada Sports Books Will Be Going For The Gold During The Next Olympics

by Ifrah PLLC on

Nevada gaming regulators have voted unanimously to permit the state’s sports books to accept wagers on the Olympic games for the first time in years. Nevada joins international sports books in a number of other countries that...more

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) prepares for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

by DLA Piper on

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (a permanent arbitration institution specialised in the resolution of sports law disputes) opened a temporary office in Sochi, Russia on 28 January 2014, headed by the CAS Secretary General,...more

There’s no business, like snow business! Sochi learns lessons from Vancouver

by DLA Piper on

Subtropical Sochi, historically known as the “Caucasian Riviera”, is preparing for any unseasonably warm weather which may hamper its hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in February by “storing” nearly one half million tons...more

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