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Doping in Sport and the Law


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A key publication on the law and regulation of doping in sport, which has recently become a highly topical international phenomenon.

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Part I: The Evolution of the World Anti-Doping Code 1. The Myth of the Level Playing Field in Sport Deborah Healey 2. Revising the World Anti-Doping Code Ulrich Haas Part II: The World Anti-Doping Code and the Athletes 3. 'Do What I Say, Not What I Do': Is This the 'Play True' Reality of the World Anti-Doping Code? Thomas Hickie 4. The World Anti-Doping Code and Contract Law Alan Sullivan 5. Human Rights and the Anti-Doping Lex Sportiva- The Relationship of Public and Private International Law, 'Law Beyond the State' and the Laws of Nation States Andrew Byrnes Part III: The World Anti-Doping Code: Procedural Questions 6. Issues in the Gathering and Use of Non-analytical Evidence to Prove Anti-Doping Rule Violations Sudarshan Kanagaratnam 7. Hearing Anti-Doping Cases in New Zealand Paul David 8. Doping in Sport: What Role for Administrative Law? Narelle Bedford and Greg Weeks Part IV: The World Anti-Doping Code: Obligations and Liability 9. Modern-Day Gladiators: The Professional Athlete Employment Relationship Under the World Anti-Doping Code Joellen Riley and David Weiler 10. Doping as Tort: Liability of Sport Supervisors and the Problem of Consent Prue Vines Part V: The World Anti-Doping Code as Regulation: Governance and Compliance 11. Governance and Anti-Doping: Beyond the Fox and the Hen House Marina Nehme and Catherine Ordway 12. The Chimera of Compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code Jason Mazanov 13. The Juridifi cation and Criminalisation of Doping: Time to Revive the Spirit of Sport? Jack Anderson 14. The Commercial Rationale of the World Anti-Doping Code Paul J Hayes

About the Author

Ulrich Haas is Professor of Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Deborah Healey is Associate Professor of Law at UNSW, Australia.


This book is a must read for lawyers wanting to know more about the Code and the complex web of legal and social considerations surrounding its enforcement. It is also a significant resource for athletes, officials, coaches and sports administrators. -- Anthony Lo Surdo * Australian Banking and Finance Bulletin *
This new book is a timely and welcome addition to the literature on this subject [....]. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all of those with an interest in doping in sport. -- Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw, International Sports Lawer * Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports *
This text will be of interest to legal practitioners who practise or are interested in sports doping, particularly those who wish to go beyond the wording of the Code and consider the history and policy rationale for the unique regulatory framework for sports doping. -- Martin Ross, partner, Hall & Wilcox * Law Institute Journal *
...this book is undoubtedly a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand more about doping regulation, particularly the WADA Code, and especially how it operates across jurisdictions...It succeeds in its ambitious aim of availing the reader with cogent and insightful analysis and comment on a range of legal issues germane to anti-doping generally, and the WADA Code specifically. -- Jonathan H. L. Rees, Bristol University * Entertainment and Sports Law Journal *
The book should be an important addition to the libraries of practitioners and sports administrators harbouring a desire to deepen their knowledge of the legal issues surrounding doping in sport, while also gaining an appreciation of the wider social and societal implications of sport and what many consider to be one of the darkest forms of cheating. -- Darren C Kane * Australian Law Journal *
[I]t is clear that the editors have done an excellent job in selecting and explaining important issues ... recommended for anyone interested in anti-doping, sports ethics and/or sports law. -- Paul Dimeo, University of Stirling * idrottsforum.org *

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