The Role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Countering the Manipulation of Sport

Chapter

Abstract

It is not surprising that, with so much money in sport, sadly, there is some corruption in sport, which may take many forms, including match-fixing. This is particularly true in association football—the world’s favourite sport and also the most lucrative one. For example, English Premier League footballers earn and are transferred for mega sums. We are living in the age when the likes of Wayne Rooney, when he was playing for Manchester United, reputedly earned £300,000 per week. As regards transfers of players, Paul Pogba, for example, was transferred from Juventus to Manchester United in the summer of 2016 for the record sum of £89.3 million! Sadly, however, many other sports are not immune from match-fixing and/or ‘spot fixing’ (a species of match-fixing) either, including the genteel sport of cricket.

References

  1. Anderson, P. M., Blackshaw, I., Siekmann, R. C. R., & Soek, J. (Eds.). (2012). Sports Betting: Law and Policy. The Hague, The Netherlands: TMC Asser Press.Google Scholar
  2. Blackshaw, I. (2008). The Court of Arbitration for Sport: Provisional and Conservatory Measures. International Sports Law Journal, ISLJ 2008/1–2.Google Scholar
  3. Blackshaw, I. (2010, August 31). Match Fixing in Cricket. The Times.Google Scholar
  4. Blackshaw, I. (2013a). Match Fixing in Football: Europol Investigation Reveals Shocking Results by Ian Blackshaw. Post of February 14, 2013 at ‘www.gsltr.com’.
  5. Blackshaw, I. (2013b). Match Fixing in Sport: A Top Priority and Ongoing Challenge for Sports Governing Bodies’. DEJURE, 47.Google Scholar
  6. Blackshaw, I., & Pachmann, T. (2016). Chapter 5 in ‘Yearbook of International Sports Arbitration 2015’. The Hague, The Netherlands: Asser Press.Google Scholar
  7. Blackshaw, I., Siekmann, R. C. R., & Soek, J. (Eds.). (2006). The Court of Arbitration for Sport 1984–2004. The Hague, The Netherlands: TMC Asser Press.Google Scholar
  8. Nafziger, J. (2001). Arbitration of Rights and Obligations in the International Sports Arena. Valparaiso University Law Review, 35(2), 57.Google Scholar
  9. Nafziger, J. (2004). International Sports Law (2nd ed.). Ardsley and New York: Transnational Publishers.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Sains les FressinFrance

Personalised recommendations