656 Pages
    by Routledge

    656 Pages
    by Routledge

    Long established as the market leading textbook on sports law, this much-anticipated new edition offers a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the legal issues surrounding and governing sport internationally. Locating the legal regulation of sport within an explicit socio-economic context, this refocused edition is divided into four core parts: Governance & Sport; Commercial Regulation; Sports Workplace; and Safety in Sport.

    Recent developments covered in this edition include:

    • EU competition law interaction with sport under arts. 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;
    • the current World Anti-Doping Agency code;
    • analysis of the recent Court of Arbitration for Sport Jurisprudence;
    • reforms of the transfer system in team sports;
    • anti-discrimination provisions in sport;
    • engagement with match fixing;
    • a focus on the legal context of 2012 London Olympics.

    Essential reading for students studying sports law or sports-related courses, this textbook will also prove useful to sports law practitioners and sports administrators in need of a clear companion to the field.

    Part One: Governance and Sport 1. Governance in Sport: Historical and Contemporary Perspective 2. Sport, Rules and Law 3. Challenging Sports Decisions 4. EU Sports Law Policy 5. Doping and Sport Part Two: Commercial Regulation 6. Regulation of Sports Business 7. Financial Corruption in Sport 8. London 2012: Protection and Exploitation of Commercial Rights Part Three: Sports Workplace 9. Legal Issues of Sports Employment 10. Anti-Discrimination Provisions in Sport Part Four: Safety in Sport 11. Sports Participation Liability 12. Safety and Spectator Disorder in Sports Facilities


    Simon Gardiner, John O’Leary, Roger Welch, Simon Boyes, Urvasi Naidoo

    "Now in its fourth edition, the book, with its particular attention to British and European law, is bound to remain essential in both classrooms and professional offices." - James A.R. Nafziger, International Sports Law (2004), New York: Transnational

    Praise for previous edition;

    "This interesting book is a good introduction to the background material to sports law. The variety of sources means that it is both interesting and value for money." -
    The Journal, Law Society of Scotland.