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‘Illicit Chanting’ and Strict Liability

By Roshan Gopalakrishna Introduction Chanting by fans, often referred to as the ‘12th man’, has been recognised as an integral part of sport and is often seen as entrenched in sports culture. Clubs and teams encourage fans to create an atmosphere that encourages the team they support,...

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Amateur Sport: Lessons from the U.S.

By Vidya Narayanaswamy Introduction Amateur sport, by definition, involves participation for the joy of sport, without any monetary compensation. The ideal of amateurism in sport was intensely protected in the 19th century mostly by the elite sections of society who feared that professionalizing sport would weaken their...

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Government Regulation of Sport

By Roshan Gopalakrishna Introduction Last month, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) released the revised National Sports (Development) Bill, 2011 (Bill). As compared to its previous form (reviewed previously "A Review of the Draft National Sports (Development) Bill, 2011"), the Bill sees 14 changes, the most...

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Freedom of Movement for Athletes

By Nandan Kamath Introduction Right to free movement, including free movement of workers, is one of the most important rights guaranteed by the European Union (‘EU’). Every citizen of the EU has a right to move and reside freely in the territory of the member states and...

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