Prioritising consistency and compliance in Australian sport: The National Integrity Framework
April 28, 2021
Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) has been established pursuant to the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020 (Cth) and combines the former functions of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU).
Legal and regulatory efforts to combat match-fixing in esports
April 20, 2021
As previously discussed, esports gambling is a growing industry. Recently, Bill C-13: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (single event sport betting) (“Bill C-13”) was introduced.
Anti-doping: Considerations for corporate sponsorship
December 02, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused the postponement of major sporting events (including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games), but has uprooted athletes from their regular training environments and support systems.
Greater protection for athletes: Reforming the US Olympic system
November 10, 2020
Amidst the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, Senators Jerry Moran and Richard Blumenthal conducted an investigation into, among other things, the USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (the USOPC) and Michigan State University.
The liberalisation of sponsorship rules under the Olympic Charter: Team GB’s reaction
July 23, 2020
Earlier this year, the International Olympic Committee (the IOC) postponed the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Governance reform amidst a pandemic: the unenviable task facing World Rugby’s re-elected chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont
May 19, 2020
Sir Bill Beaumont has won the race to be re-elected World Rugby’s chairman for another four years. The former England and Lions captain saw off a spirited challenge from his vice-chairman, Agustín Pichot, who had vowed to shake up rugby union in order to capitalise on its growing international appeal following the success of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Australia’s National Sports Tribunal: a study in cycling
May 04, 2020
On 19 March 2020, the National Sports Tribunal (NST) was established by the National Sports Tribunal Act 2019 (the Act) to facilitate an independent, timely and cost-effective system of sports dispute resolution.
Part 2: Level up - Government responses to corruption in Esports
February 04, 2020
Part 1 discussed how the esports community is attempting to self-regulate its members to increase integrity. However, the State and Federal governments are also taking notice.
League of Legends – Poster boy for esports franchising
October 02, 2019
The League of Legends (LoL) Championship Series (LCS), hosted by Riot Games, is North America’s top tier League of Legends competition.
Have the lines between football and betting become blurred?
September 23, 2019
After last month’s headlines surrounding Wayne Rooney’s transfer to Derby County and the alleged link with the club’s sponsor, 32 Red, an online casino, the issue of online betting and football is now back in the news after the FA’s sanction of Jordan Stevens, a 19 year-old currently playing for Leeds United.