INFORM: Sports Law – March 2024

Here is the March edition of the ‘Inform: Sports Law’ publication. We endeavour to provide a synopsis of key developments in sports, esports, and gaming laws in India and overseas, as well as to engage with stakeholders in these fields.

The Indian sports arena continues to witness an increased focus on strengthening the regulatory framework through legislative changes and court pronouncements.

The highlights of the current issue are:

Updates – 

  • Indian Sports Ministry Suspends Paralympic Committee, Directs Rescheduling of Polls
  • CAS Dismisses Russian Olympic Committee’s Appeal, Upholds IOC Suspension
  • Simona Halep Sues Quantum Nutrition Days After CAS Hearing Concludes
  • China’s Draft Video Game Rules Pulled from Website
  • Russian Skater Valieva Banned for 4 Yrs, Beijing 2022 Team Event Re-ranking Challenged
  • Runner Mohamed Katir Handed 2-Year Ban for Whereabouts Failures
  • United World Wrestling Lifts WFI Suspension with Immediate Effect
  • BCCI Central Contracts: Kishan, Iyer Left Out
  • Doping Violation: Hammer Thrower Rachna Banned for 12 Years
  • Lane Infringement: Gulveer Singh Stripped of Gold Medal in Asian Indoor Championships
  • Misappropriation Allegations: AIFF President Sends Legal Notice for Defamation
  • Lifting of TN Ban on Online Rummy, Poker: SC Issues Notice in SLPs

Case Laws – 

  • National Sports Code: Delhi HC Issues Stay on Elections of Volleyball Federation of India
  • ‘WinZO’ Trademark: Delhi HC Issues Interim Injunction in Infringement Case