NEWS

THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES 

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is an arbitral court set up by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), based in Lausanne – Switzerland.  Its aim is to resolve issues directly or indirectly related to sport (cases between clubs, athletes and federations or others related).  The CAS was established in 1984, in response to the need for a forum to solve the world sporting conflicts and due to the benefits related to the creation of a proper court to deal with these specific subjects.  Initially it was subordinate to the IOC, who funded its expenses and appointed its arbitrators.

In 1992, after a decision was referred to the Supreme Court of Switzerland, the CAS was recognised as a true arbitral tribunal.  However, it was recommended that it should have greater in...

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