Sports Law (18 December - 22 January)

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Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

BBC Sport – 20 January

Following a series of breakthrough talks in January 2018, North Korea will be sending 22 athletes to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The two countries will be competing under a unified Korean flag. North Korea will be taking part in skating, skiing and will play in a unified women’s ice hockey team.

Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge rebuild fears removed after council sees the light

Inside World Football – 17 January

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has now prevented an injunction filed by a local resident against the £1 billion redevelopment of
Stamford Bridge stadium. The council acquired land at Stamford Bridge to
prevent the resident taking Chelsea FC to the High Court, as councils cannot be
taken to the High Court.

Chris Froome’s failed test will be the end of Team Sky, warns Floyd Landis

The Guardian – 16 January

Floyd Landis, a doper turned informer who won the Tour de France in 2006, has warned that Chris Froome’s failed drugs test will be the end of Team Sky. Froome’s appeal process is likely to take months and no decisions have yet been made.

See how much the top eSports teams, athletes, and their organizations make

Business Insider UK – 11 January

How much do eSports teams get paid? Business Insider UK looks into the top eSports teams and how they are managed. The top eSports team is called ‘Team Liquid’ and began as an online community website and forum in 1998. To date, the team has currently earned over $18 million.

Liverpool mayor Anderson question Everton’s £15m Barkley sale to Chelsea

Inside World Football – 10 January

Joe Anderson, the mayor of Liverpool, has formally called for an investigation into the transfer of midfielder Ross Barkley, from Everton to Chelsea. Anderson has commented that the low fee of £15 million could suggest that something dubious has occurred, perhaps fraud related.

Automated solutions could help football clubs to meet transfer deadlines, experts say

Out-Law – 4 January

Pinsent Masons are currently working with Everton football club to create an automated system that would make processing transfers easier. This comes after the transfer of Adrien Silva was delayed from August to January, when the paperwork arrived with FIFA 14 seconds after the deadline. According to Pinsent Masons, an automated system would make sure clubs could adhere to FIFA’s strict deadlines.

WADA could pursue Chris Froome case if UCI doesn’t impose a ban, says former president

Cycling Weekly – 4 January

According to the former boss of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), even if Chris Froome does not receive a ban from the Union Cycliste International (UCI), WADA could take action. Froome is currently under investigation after a high concentration of asthma drug, salbutamol, was found in his urine in August 2017.


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