International Sports Law: An Introductory Guide

  • Ian S. Blackshaw

Part of the Short Studies in International Law book series (SHSIL)

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About this book


This book, written by an expert in the field, covers some of the following issues, namely

high-profile WADA cases such as that of Maria Sharapova, the Bosman ruling, decisions

by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and footballers’ employment contracts

and transfers for enormous amounts. These issues have led to sport no longer being

confined to the back pages of traditional media such as newspapers, but increasingly

e="font-family: tahoma; font-size: 12px;">finding its way onto the front pages and into new media.

Since ancient times sport has been practised but today it is a multi-billion dollar ‘industry’,

and Sports Law as a discipline in its own right is developing apace and is increasingly

being studied and practiced at all levels of interest and compet

ency. Thereby creating


a need amongst students, lawyers, accountants, sports marketers, promoters, agents,

sports broadcasters, sports administrators and managers for some basic and general

knowledge of the legal aspects of sport.

This introductory guide to international s

ports law will serve to satisfy the needs currently


not being met in present-day sports law literature, and should also be of interest

to researchers and the general reader. Although the topics covered are necessarily

selective, sports law being such a vast subject, they are representative of the main legal

issues facing the world of sport today. Throughout the book, the reader is referred to

erif">articles, publications and other materials that provide further information on the various

subjects treated in the text, thus enhancing its value and usefulness. The Law is stated

as at 1 January 2017, according to the sources available at that date.

Prof. Ian S. Blackshaw is an International Sports Lawyer, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court

ont face="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">of England and Wales, and a Visiting Professor at several Universities, including Anglia

Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and The University of Pretoria, South

Africa. He is also a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland.


Sports Law WADA Cases Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) International Olympic Committee Sports Corruption Sport and Human Rights Sports Trademarks and Copyright EU Competition Law and Sport Sports Image Rights Sports TV and New Media Rights

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian S. Blackshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Sains-les-Fressin, Pas de CalaisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information T.M.C. Asser Press and the author 2017
  • Publisher Name T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-94-6265-197-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6265-198-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-887X
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8888
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