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Legal analysis of the Haryana Government’s notification requiring deposit of income

The notification by the Haryana government, requiring sportspersons to deposit 1/3rd of the income has generated significant controversy. The outrage by the athletes led to the M.L. Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, putting a hold on the notification. The detractors have gone to the extent of terming it ‘bizzare’...

A tragedy of errors by the Sports Ministry and Volleyball Federation

Volleyball has gained quite a lot of ground in India as a regional sport, particularly dominating the Southern part of the country as one of its most popular fields of play. In fact, in the state of Kerala, such...

Do the IAAF’s new regulations for female athletes present a bias of sorts?

The World Governing Body for Athletics has now come up with specific guidelines regarding the much talked about rules for eligibility of female classification for its events. If one remembers correctly, the Indian relevance to the same came after...

Are athletes in Gold Coast aware of the “No needle policy”?

Very recently, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced the intention to send a 3-member independent team to the Commonwealth Games to scrutinise and properly study all aspects of drug testing at Gold Coast. They would be present with their...

47% Presidents in Indian Sports Federations are Politicians

Is there anything which comes closer to a dream job than that of heading a sports federation in India? Nothing' Heading a Sports Federation entails that you are not held accountable for pathetic results or even your actions. Additionally, from time...

Mohammed Shami and the Disrepute Clause

In a case that had been closely followed by a milieu of cricket fans in India, last evening, Mohammed Shami was exonerated by the by the BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit after investigation into match fixing and harassment charges levelled...

Winter Games Federation and the changing face of Indian Winter Sports

The Winter Games Federation of India was derecognised by the Indian Olympic Association earlier last week and an ad-hoc five member committee has been appointed in its place. The reasons cited for the de-affiliation of this body was on...

The Hyperandrogen conundrum – Where does the verdict on IAAF stand at this moment?

The highly debatable issue of testosterone limit for female competitors in Athletics has been suspended for another six months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) -- the highest court of sports -- has ruled. On 24 July 2015, following...

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