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Bolton Wanderers issued with prohibition notice under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975

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On 2 April 2019, following a meeting with the clubs Safety Advisory Group (SAG), Bolton Wanderers Football Club were issued with a prohibition notice under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (the Act). The SAG, which is made up of representatives from...

FIFA's proposed solidarity payment reform

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In September 2018, the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee gave its backing to a ‘ground breaking reform package of the transfer system’. This included a number of suggested amendments to the current system, such as the creation of a...

UEFA appeal in Samir Nasri case highlights importance of compliance with TUE regime

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Samir Nasri’s suspension from football for a doping violation has been increased significantly from four months to 18 months following an appeal by UEFA. This case should serve as a stark reminder to all sports professionals of the need to comply...

UKAD v Blair - burden on athletes in contamination cases?

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The National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) have recently published the outcome of an appeal from Joanna Blair (“the athlete”) against a first-instance decision of the NADP (first instance tribunal) to ban her from competition for a period of four...