Citius, Altius, Autonomous ? Going Around in (Olympic) Circles

The heated exchanges between the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sport (Ministry) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have dominated the sporting pages over the last four weeks.  Letters have been flying thick and fast as these bodies trade punches over how sport should be administered in India. While the dominant theme has been the alleged affront to the “autonomy of the Olympic movement” in India by the Ministry, there clearly is more to the story. Notesonsports examines the key actors involved in this controversy and what it entails for the...
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The Pitch is Ready for Indian Sports Law

The Pitch is Ready for Indian Sports Law
Over the past four years, I have struggled to justify to numerous well-wishers, what exactly, I do. Sports Law in India, it appears, is just some euphemism for drafting agreements for cricketers to endorse colas and hair gel or purchase land. The question marks about financial impropriety that have arisen during the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), have eased the task of explaining why indeed there must be a structured Sports Law regime in India. Notes on Sports in its subsequent posts will examine issues that we must raise and address in Indian Sports Law with some specific attention...
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