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Sport and the Law: A Concise Guide provides an overview of the

law relating to sport in Ireland.

Relevant topics include:

  • Criminal liability and on-field violence – defence of consent

  • The legality of fighting sports

  • Civil liability – participants, referees and coaches
  • Drugs in sport

  • Gender testing and the rights of transgender athletes

  • Contract law

  • Restraint of trade

  • The regulation of football agents

  • Media rights

  • The impact of European law on sport – free movement of persons, competition law, discrimination and the provision of services

  • Alternative dispute resolution - the Disputes Resolution Authority and the Court of Arbitration for Sport

  • Animals in sport – historical and modern involvement of animals in sport

Sport and the Law: A Concise Guide is intended for use by sports

governing bodies, sports persons, coaches, referees, lawyers, and those

studying sports or law related courses. It is also a useful source for

those who have an interest in the interaction between sport and the law.

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