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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) prepares for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (a permanent arbitration institution specialised in the resolution of sports law disputes) opened a temporary office in Sochi, Russia on 28 January 2014, headed by the CAS Secretary General, Mr Matthieu Reeb. The special tribunal, known as the CAS ad hoc Division has been set up to deal with legal disputes arising during …

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Sochi Olympic Committee Serious About Unauthorised Associated Marketing

American lighter company Zippo quickly removed an image from its Facebook page where it suggested that one of the company’s lighter products saved the Olympic torch relay by reigniting the Olympic flame which had blown out during the start of the Russia wide torch relay.   The site showed a photo of a Russian federal security guard …

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There’s no business, like snow business! Sochi learns lessons from Vancouver

By Scott Antel and Tanya Zayats Subtropical Sochi, historically known as the “Caucasian Riviera”, is preparing for any unseasonably warm weather which may hamper its hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in February by “storing” nearly one half million tons of snow in event it is needed.  Unseasonably warm weather and shortages of snow have …

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Russia Passes 2018 World Cup Staging Legislation

By Scott Antel and Pavel Elnikov Further to various state guarantees by Russia to FIFA in relation to securing the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup, the Russian State Duma on 7 June 2013 adopted special legislation for the preparation and staging the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia …

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Part 4 – KHL, Conference Realignment and the 2014 Sochi Olympics

I. The KHL During the National Hockey League (“NHL”) labor dispute with (and subsequent lockout of) the National Hockey League Players Association (“NHLPA”), several NHL players  opted to play in Russia’s professional hockey league, the Continental Hockey League (the “KHL”), including top-flight players such as Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Bryzgalov, Lubomir Visnovsky, and Ilya Kovalchuck.  On …

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