Controversies in Law and Sport

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  • Title: Controversies in Law and Sport
  • Author(s): Curtis Fogel
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Sport & Society
  • Keywords: Sport Law, Doping, Violence, Sex Testing, Sports Gambling, Human Rights, Discrimination, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Sport Economics, Sociology of Sport, Sport Management
  • Year: 2017
  • ISBN (hbk): 978-1-61229-903-7
  • ISBN (pbk): 978-1-61229-904-4
  • ISBN (pdf): 978-1-61229-905-1
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/978-1-61229-905-1/CGP
  • Citation: Fogel, Curtis. 2017. Controversies in Law and Sport. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks. doi:10.18848/978-1-61229-905-1/CGP.
  • Extent: 128 pages

Abstract

Despite increased case law and legal scholarship on the topic of law and sport, the precise role of law in the regulation of sport remains unclear and controversial in many circumstances. Fogel identifies several significant legal controversies surrounding national and international sport including sex verification testing, financial fair play rules, violence on the sport field, athlete image rights, doping control, and the fantasy sport industry. Fogel examines how these controversies have arisen, details the complications presented by competing regulations within law and sport, and makes recommendations for effectively addressing the conflicts in ways that are lawful, ethical, and beneficial to athletes, sport managers, team owners, spectators, and others involved in the sport industry.