Book Chapter

The Courts, the CAS and the 'Professional' Athlete

Citation

McArdle D (2015) The Courts, the CAS and the 'Professional' Athlete. In: Dispute Resolution in Sport: Athletes, Law and Arbitration. Ethics and Sport. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 19-35. https://www.routledge.com/Dispute-Resolution-in-Sport-Athletes-Law-and-Arbitration/McArdle/p/book/9781138695191

Abstract
This chapter introduces some key judgments concerning athletes’ participation rights and sports arbitration, including the recent cases involving Oscar Pistorius, Matuzalemda Silva and Glasgow Rangers FC. It uses those cases to discuss the relationship between sports arbitration and the powers of the domestic courts, introduces the concepts of ‘international’ and ‘global’ sports law and discusses how awards of arbitral bodies can be enforced, and can be challenged, in ‘ordinary’ courts, with particular reference to the Swiss courts which have oversight of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Some of the arguments in favour of CAS reform are introduced and the distinction between the courts’ appellate and supervisory functions are discussed.

StatusPublished
Title of seriesEthics and Sport
Publication date31/12/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26104
PublisherRoutledge
Publisher URLhttps://www.routledge.com/…ok/9781138695191
Place of publicationAbingdon
ISBN9780415595674
eISBN9780203133576