Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

“Athletes Banned, Athletes Cleared, Athletes Reinstated” The Court of Arbitration for Sport: Does the United States Need a Similar Court for Resolving Issues in Sports?
Richard J. Hunter, Jr; John H. Shannon

Abstract
This article is a discussion of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), an international quasi-judicial body which was established in order to settle sports-related disputes in the international arena. The article discusses the jurisdiction of the CAS, outlines its Arbitration and Appeals processes, and its special relationship to the International Olympic Committee. The article provides a sharp focus on doping allegations, controversies involving Russian athletes and others at the 2016 Olympics, and other issues (sex verification and hyperandrogenism) coming before the CAS. The article discusses the major cases that have been decided by the CAS, the effect of the “Osaka Rule,” and the import of the McLaren Reports as they relate to specific statesponsored doping activities undertaken by Russia. The article contains a glossary of important terms, a list of abbreviations used throughout the piece, and extensive bibliographic references to contemporary web sites, internet articles, a video presentation, cases, a special section containing important CAS organizational documentation, and academic and law review articles

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