The Legal Blitz, a sports law blog authored by Steve Silver and Ben McKenna, recently interviewed Preti Flaherty sports law attorney Paul Greene regarding the news that the International Court of Arbitration for Sport struck International Olympic Committee Rule 45 from existence. They also queried Paul on the United Football League's decision to cancel the rest of its season to avoid losing more money.
Check out the complete interview here.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Court of Arbitration for Sport this morning in the USOC v. IOC decision found the IOC "Rule 45" to be "invalid and unenforceable." The rule had barred athletes from the Olympic Games if they had been banned for more than six months for an anti-doping offense. This opens the door for many athletes from around the world to now compete in the London Olympic Games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport decision is available here.
Posted by Paul Greene at 9:34 AM