Road to Rio: Disciplinary Issues in Sport


This is the second article in our sports law briefing series, “Road to Rio”.

Over the coming months we will be discussing some of the key legal issues in sport, whilst looking ahead to the Rio Olympics and Paralympics this summer.

In this article, Nicholas Randall QC discusses the importance of discipline in sport and the issues involved in courts intervening in disciplinary decisions of sporting bodies. He covers problems relating to jurisdiction, the principle of good faith, procedural fairness and the imposition of sanctions. This week’s briefing, along with the rest of the series can be downloaded here.

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