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Course Introduction

The course Introduction to Sports Law & Governance is a four-week open course, every week  two hours online, offered by the Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland, Zurich.

The course is designed and delivered by recognized experts in Sports Law. It is being offered as an open course and can be attended by anyone who is, or aspires to get, involved in  the  industry  of  sports  –  including  sports  administrators,  lawyers,  sports  agents,  or intermediaries, current and former athletes, among others.

Course Content

The  course  covers  specific  topics  on  sport-related  issues  including  an introduction into sports law, sport governing bodies, sports governance, anti-doping, dispute resolution, Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) and other topics.

Course Details

Course Structure

Week 1: Introduction to Sports Law (2 hours)

What is Sports Law?
Globalization of Sport
Autonomy of sport
Regulatory Framework
National and International regulation of sport and Sports Law

Week 2: Integrity, Match Fixing and Good Governance (2 hours)

An Overview of Sports Governance
Olympic Charter
Sports Law and Integrity
Match Fixing

Week 3: Anti-doping and Dispute Resolution System Inside the Structures of FIFA (2 hours)

Regulatory framework, WADA
Anti-doping Rule Violations
Disciplinary process – an overview
The FIFA Football Tribunal – deciding bodies
FIFA competence
Competence of the various chambers

Week 4: Dispute Resolution in Sport (2 hours)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport
Disciplinary matters
Disputes & differences

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Accreditation & Certification

The Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland (ALSS) is an international education institution  that  offers  continuing  education,  further  education,  and  post  graduate advanced  education  courses,  workshops  and  programs  focusing  on  advanced  studies in Leadership and Management. The ALSS also offers short courses that are not credit- bearing, and do not lead to formal qualifications. All attendees who attend all the four presentations for the Introduction to Sports Law course will be awarded certificates of successful attendance by the ALSS.

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