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SPORTS DIPLOMACY IN GLOBAL POLITICS – A CASE STUDY OF BANS IMPOSED ON RUSSIAN MOTORSPORT ATHLETES

[Author: Pranjal Singh, student of law at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India] Background With the proliferation of international sports, sporting events have become an attractive medium of expressing messages on global as well as domestic issues. Governments can be actively seen using sports as a policy instrument to either promote their own ideologies andContinue Reading

BREAKING DOWN THE LEGAL CHALLENGES FACED BY THE E-SPORTS INDUSTRY: A LEGAL PUZZLE

[Author: Swayam Samarth, student of law at KIIT School of Law, India] INTRODUCTION E-sports has evolved from being a fringe teenage hobby to the fastest-growing area of the entertainment business over the last decade. The ecosystem involves top athletes, multimillion-dollar contracts, celebrities, popular sponsors and huge rewards. Multiplayer gaming was severely limited when video gamesContinue Reading

Corruption and Controversy in the world of Football – Recurring cases of Bribery in FIFA

[From the Editors’ Desk] OVERVIEW In this article, we have discussed and analysed the global problem of corruption specifically in the context of the world of football. Time and again, the world has witnessed major corruption cases relating to the most popular sport on the planet, which not only violates the integrity of the beautifulContinue Reading

A case of reinstatement for Ajax’s ‘Three Little Birds’ – A counter to UEFA’s narrow interpretation of the Equipment Regulations

[Author: Codanda Cariapa Chengappa, a student of law at Jindal Global Law School, India] INTRODUCTION One of the most powerful bonds of the sporting world is the connection between fans and their team culture. Over time, sports such as football have seen innumerable forms of expression being meted out by fans for their respective clubsContinue Reading

Hidden Scorecards – An Unsolved Mystery of MMA

[Author: Ben Jose Jose, Convenor, Centre for Sports Law, Economics and Policy, IFIM Law College, India] Introduction MMA has been on a path to portray itself as a legitimate sport around the globe and attract more spectators. Since its introduction, the violent sport has been tweaking regulations to ensure that the general market audience isContinue Reading

DRAFT NATIONAL AIR SPORTS POLICY, 2022: A NEW DAWN OF SPORTS LAW IN INDIA?

[Authors: Kosha Doshi and Bandana Saikia, 3Ls at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India] INTRODUCTION “When Too Much Sports Is Barely Enough” Sports in India has evolved from the age-old Mahabharata sport Chatrang to an ever-evolving age of air sports. While the industry accounts for almost $620 billion, the Constitution of India [State List, 7th Schedule,Continue Reading

The Interjection of European Football and World Politics: The Newcastle United Football Club Takeover Amidst the Saudi Arabia–Qatar IPR Dispute

[Author: Mainak Mukherjee, Third year law student at National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam] The Middle East influence on European football has increasingly become apparent in recent years. One of the significant reasons that these Gulf countries have started investing in football is to increase their soft power in Europe. They usually inject much-neededContinue Reading

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