TRENDS IN SPORTS LAW TO WATCH OUT FOR

Image Courtesy Sport Assist As with any other area, the sports arena has changed over time and will keep changing. Initially, humans participated in sports as a pastime but over time sports have become big business especially with its commercialization and the ability to unite people from different cultures and backgrounds. Ticketing With the world […]

CASTER SEMENYA: WHAT ARE THE REAL ISSUES?

At the World Championships in Beijing in 2009, Caster Semenya Mokgapo won the 800 metre event at the tender age of 19. Her explosion into the scene where she not only dominated the race but beat her personal best time by seven seconds posed some questions.

THE IMPACT OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC ON SPORTS

The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus which has now become a global pandemic has affected the world’s social, economic, financial and other spheres of life. Sports is no exception as the effect has been felt by all players from athletes to media coverage. 

SPORT AND GOVERNANCE AS TOOL OF SOCIAL CHANGE AND INCLUSION IN FIGHT AGAINST RACISM

Sports have a unique way of bringing different groups of people and communities together. Sport has been identified by the United Nations as an important contributor to the realization of development and peace goals, in the way it promotes tolerance and respect;  the contribution it makes to empowering women, young people and communities; and to health, education and social inclusion objectives.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 TO SPORTING CONTRACTS (FORCE MAJEURE)

Covid-19 brought about implications that went beyond what anyone could possibly foresee or plan for. Especially in the sporting arena, the widespread nature of the virus led to cancellation and postponement of the sporting calendar to contain the spread of the virus. Some of the most globally awaited sporting programs like the 2020 Olympics to the UEFA Euro were postponed to 2021. The chronology of events led to frustration of contracts and the principle of Force Majeure being invoked. This research article seeks to shed the light on the global impact of Covid-19 to sports as well as the Global stand sporting organizations and tribunal have when it comes to their interpretation of the Force Majeure principle.

SPORTS QUASI-JUDICIAL AND DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEES IN KENYA

SPORTS QUASI-JUDICIAL AND DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEES IN KENYA (THE REFEREES IN THE OFF-FIELD FOOTBALL DISPUTES) Gor “Sends Off” Club Record Signing On January 2, 2019, 33 year old Dennis Oliech agreed a two year contract with Kenyan football giants Gor Mahia, becoming the highest paid footballer in the country at an estimated fee of Kshs. 350,000. […]

PLAYER BETTING AND SPORTS GOVERNING BODIES CONUNDRUM

Player Betting and Sports Governing Bodies Conundrum:  the regulation and enforcement mechanism against betting by those involved in the sport in a bid to protect the integrity of the Sport (Global and Kenya Analysis) Betting is not a recent feature in Kenya having been legalized since 1966 through the introduction of Betting Lotteries and Gaming […]

Cardiovascular Health and Exercise

Engaging in regular physical activity is apparent in the prevention of several chronic disease including; Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Depression, Obesity, Cardiovascular, Osteoporosis etc. The United Nations Inter-Agency task force on sport for development and peace stated that young people can benefit from physical activity as it contributes to developing healthy bones, efficient heart and lung […]

#ENDPERIODSHAME: SPORTS FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

Periods are a totally normal thing that happen every month to most girls who have attained puberty. Despite being normal, periods are still considered a taboo for women in sport. When Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui admitted that her period prevented her from performing at her best during the recent Rio Olympics, several fans back home […]

RUSSIAN ROULETTE OR JUSTICE?

The Olympic games are come and gone and the world watched with awe as the lean disciplined athletes gave their all to do their nations proud. However the Russian contingent were not a happy lot. The International Olympics Committee (IOC) placed a blanket ban on all Russian based athletes sparking off a public outcry in […]

JUSTICE TRUMPS RUSSIAN ROULETTE

If you’re a follower of eSplash! then you know that in 2016 I highlighted the ills of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) blanket ban on Russian athletes here. If you are a follower of eSplash! you also know that I mentioned the possibility of the athletes claiming damages for their tarnished reputations. Fast forward to […]