Academic journal article The International Sports Law Journal

Editorial

Academic journal article The International Sports Law Journal

Editorial

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In particular, this issue of ISLJ contains a pre-publication of several contributions on the United States of America, Canada and Japan from the book "Sports Betting: Law and Policy" which will appear in the Asser International Sports Law Series. To the Series two new volumes will be added this summer. The first volume will be on "The Law of the Olympic Games" by Alexandre Miguel Mestre, senior advocate and International sports lawyer. Mr Mestre was, amongst other things, Assistant to the Minister of Sport of Portugal (2003-2005). The other volume is the enlarged edition of Ian Blackshaw's book on sport, mediation and arbitration which was first published in 2002. The Forewords to the books are delivered by Professor Wang Xiaoping, Research Center for Sports Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPSL), Beijing, and Prof. Jim Nafziger respectively,

On 19 February this year, the 8th Asser/Clingendael International Sports Lecture took place in The Hague. The theme was "Current Topics of Good Governance in Sport in a European Legal Perspective: ECA and MOTOE". One presentations was given by Dr Michael Gerlinger, Director of Legal Affairs of FC Bayern Munich, Germany, on the background, composition, purposes, competences and activities of the newly established European Club Association. Another presentation was by Samuli Miettinen, University of Salford Law School, United Kingdom, on the recent European Court of Justice's verdict in MOTOE concerning the relationship between competition law, state intervention and sporting activity. Both presentations were preceded by special contributions on the "National Sports Act of Russia" by Denis Rogachev, Lecturer of the Moscow State Law University and Adviser to the Minister of Sport of Russia, and Mikhail Prokopets, of YuST Law Firm, Moscow and former Senior Legal Counsel of the Football Union of Russia. …

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