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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.