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Essendon v ASADA: Joint doping investigation legal, says Federal Court of Australia

On 19 September 2014, Australia’s Federal Court dismissed the Essendon Football Club’s (Essendon) litigation against the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA). Justice Middleton determined that the “joint...more

UK Anti-Doping Secure First Lifetime Ban

UK Anti-Doping (“UKAD“) have secured their first lifetime ban from sport after successfully prosecuting two individuals for multiple anti-doping rule violations. Earlier this year Philip Tinklin was convicted by...more

Doping Tests and Privacy Rights in Spain: a Key Court Decision

No one can deny that, over the last decade, Spain has taken the fight against Sports’ doping networks very seriously. In 2006 and 2013, two demanding laws for the health protection of federated sportsmen and the prosecution...more

Essendon Football Club v Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Federal Court Action - On 13 June 2014, the Essendon Football Club (an Australian Rules football club) launched legal action in the Federal Court of Australia against the CEO of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping...more

Sport, Media, and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2014

Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona - The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC...more

UK – Commonwealth Games England Implement their First Mandatory Anti-Doping Education Policy

Following the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport, which highlighted effective education programmes as a fundamental tool in combatting the use of performance enhancing substances, Commonwealth Games England (“CGE“) has...more

WADA Board agree 2015 Anti-Doping Code

Between 12-15 November 2013 WADA hosted the Fourth World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg. As previously reported in Sports, Media and Entertainment Online the new code was set to be reviewed and approved at the...more

Sluggers Sue Over Performance Enhancing Drug Usage Allegations

In addition to being a busy day on the diamond, October 4 was a busy day off the field for some of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars. On Friday, Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez filed lawsuits related to allegations that...more

SPAIN: New Spanish Anti-doping Act

The Spanish Parliament has just approved the so-called Fundamental Act (LO) 3/2013 for the protection of the athletes health and fighting doping in sport....more

Will Livestrong Dieweak?

Anyone that has taken an interest in the expanding field of “personal branding” must have taken notice of the now epic fall of Lance Armstrong. For the uninitiated, Armstrong was a seven time Tour de France winner. He had...more

Frankenstein, Lance Armstrong and FCPA/Bribery Act Compliance

We continue our series focusing on the classic Hollywood monsters from the Universal Pictures era by taking a look at Frankenstein. Unlike Dracula, where Bela Lugosi basically only played his character in one classic picture,...more

Biking and Litigation–They Don’t Mix

I am really disappointed to learn that Lance Armstrong may be stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. He earned them. But the naysayers have always accused him of doping even as he has passed hundreds of drug tests and...more

The Wheels Keep Spinning Against Lance Armstrong

This time around, Lance Armstrong’s big battle is not against other cyclists in a road race; it’s with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). In June, the USADA opened an investigation into allegations that Armstrong used...more

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