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Sports Law Conference in Budapest

From 29-30 September, 2011, the international sports law conference Olympics – Competition – Sport – Law was held in Budapest, Hungary.

The Olympics-Competition-Sports-Law International Conference was divided into two separate parts, dealing with the competition law aspects of sport on the first day, while covering general sports law issues on the second day. The selection of speakers guaranteed that a wide range of problems were touched upon with the possibility to show different perspectives.

Just 300 days before the official opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games it was ideal to discuss the various issues of sport and law in the ambit of an international conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. Today’s sport has also serious legal implications which are equally important and sometimes even overshadow the actual athletic performances.

IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján and several National Olympic Committee Presidents attended the very successful sports conference where among others, the following speakers gave presentation: Mr. Richard Pound, Member of the International Olympic Committee, WADA Board Member and former President (Doping in Sport – the Theoretical, Practical and Legal Challenges), Mr. Matthieu Reeb, the Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (The Court of Arbitration for Sport: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives) and Mr. Howard Stupp, Director of Legal Affairs of the International Olympic Committee (The Evolution of Legal Issues Affecting Sport and the Olympic Movement).