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Sports law is new in India. Despite having several federations and independent bodies in India, our country lacks a good sports system, and it fails in every major event due to a precise and uniform law for sports. We try to find the answers through “Law in Sports”.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...
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W​​hat ​the elections held after five years mean to DDCA

The more things change, the more they remain the same, some say. This is likely to be the case with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), despite its elections taking place after five years and a new set...

Betting and Gambling Report: The Law Commission of India Hedges its Bets and Still Loses

In early July 2018, we saw a spate of headlines and news reports stating that the Law Commission of India (the Commission) had recommended that betting and gambling be legalised in India. These arose from the release of the Commission’s 276th Report, titled...

The Power Balance between Sportspersons and Administrators

The recent controversy surrounding the Regulations, Terms & Conditions for NESC – 2018 (“Regulations”) issued by the ESports Federation of India (ESFI) for the selection of players for the Asian Games highlighted the unequal bargaining power existing with the...

India closer to egalitarian play: A look at women in sports

This article first appeared on KhelAdhikar, written by Wilfred Synrem, the Chief Editor at KhelAdhikar (3rd Year Student at Gujarat National Law University). He can be reached at wilfredsynrem@gmail.com --------- “Women get the attention when we get into the men’s arena,...