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Netherlands International Law Review

, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 359–390 | Cite as

Recent Trends in Nationality Requirements in Olympic Sports

  • Anna Sabrina Wollmann
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Abstract

Sporting events are increasingly political with special focus paid to the number of medals won by a country. To increase the number of talented athletes in their national teams, countries may be tempted to offer citizenship for talent programmes, which the current sporting federation’s eligibility criteria seek to counteract. Examining the developments taking place in the past 2 years, this article aims to distil recent trends in Olympic nationality requirements, while also taking the broader aspects of international human rights law and the core concepts of nationality law into consideration.

Keywords

Nationality requirements Nationality Citizenship Sports law Olympic Games Human rights 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GenevaSwitzerland

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