Saturday, February 01, 2014

Counting down to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games? Curious to know what the intials CAS and WADA stands for?

They stand for the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the World Anti-Doping Agency. To read more about the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the World Anti-Doping Agency, take a look at their websites. This is the Legal Library link from WADA’s website.  

Established in 1994, the Court of Arbitration for Sport is considered "the last instance of appeal for parties involved in a wide range of sports related disputes." The World Anti-Doping Agency was established in 1999; its mission is to "promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms."

Do you have a Law Library card? If you do, then you can access our Hein Online journal database to read the following articles:

  • An Introduction to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) & the Role of National Courts in International Sports Disputes at 2012 Journal of Dispute Resolution 63
  • Conflicting Anti-Doping Laws in Professional Sports: Collective Bargaining Agreements v. State Law at 34 Seattle University Law 1605 [2010-2011] and
  • “Sports Law”: Implications for the Development of International, Comparative, and National Law and Global Dispute Resolution at 85 Tulane Law Review 269  
Don’t have a Law Library card yet? Stop into any of our 17 locations and complete an application.

Want to read more about the upcoming Winter Olympics, take a look at their home page.

Information from the Sochi website states there will be accessibility for people with physical disabilities (elevators, chair lifts and ramps doubling the staircases; slip-resistant hard surfaces), and for people with visual impairments (tactile pedestrian surfaces, color delineation of dangerous areas, protective barriers, audible signals on traffic lights).
Wondering what the accessibility is at local stadiums and recreational facilities? Take a look at 521 Code of Massachusetts Regulation section 19.  

Hoping all our athletes will do well and stay safe given the political unrest and recent Chechnyan activity in Russia. Security has been increased after recent bombings, but this writer will be relieved when all the athletes have successfully competed and the closing ceremonies are over.