Category: Sports Law

Sports and Ambush Marketing

Ambush marketing is basically a practice in which a rival company or brand attempts to promote its products with another event that already has sponsors. It is simply a situation in which rival associates itself with an event unofficially to breach the full exposure of the sponsors. It’s a form of marketing strategy done by … Continue reading Sports and Ambush Marketing

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Fantasy Sports in India: A Report

BACKGROUND With a lot happening in the realm of Fantasy Sports in the Country, this report aims to explain the rise of fantasy sports in India, the legality aspect, the regulatory requirement, the present position and such other complexities around the subject. INTRODUCTION Being able to recreate sports teams and enjoy what it feels to … Continue reading Fantasy Sports in India: A Report

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Gender Inequality in Salaries Given to Athletes

Over the years, there have always been various issues in regard to the difference in salaries or payments paid to men and women. This has been there in every field, where men are paid more than women in various instances in spite of both of them doing equal amounts of work and contributing equally.  The … Continue reading Gender Inequality in Salaries Given to Athletes

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Accountability and Governance of Sports Authorities

With the onset of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, we have witnessed numerous countries from all over the world participating to obtain some of the biggest honors in the sports realm –winning medals for their country. India, also being a participant, recently won numerous medals including a gold medal as well. This implies that the … Continue reading Accountability and Governance of Sports Authorities

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Tax Laws For Non Residents Professional Athletes

INTRODUCTION Top level athletes competing in various sports earn millions of dollars in wages. Just like a normal wage earner, they are entitled to pay their dues to the government. Earning extraordinary wages also leads to extraordinary tax payments. Cristiano Ronaldo –a top level athlete decided to join Juventus F.C., one of Italy’s leading football … Continue reading Tax Laws For Non Residents Professional Athletes

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Online Piracy of Live Sport Events: EU parliament’s New Regime

Recently, in May 2021, the European Parliament adopted a new regime to combat online piracy of sports-related events. The increased online piracy was due to the development in digital technology as well as the rapid increase of digital content to sports fans across the world. The report by the Synamedia and Ampere Analysis found that … Continue reading Online Piracy of Live Sport Events: EU parliament’s New Regime

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Differential State Regulations on Online Fantasy Sports Platforms

History and Overview Prior to the promulgation of the Constitution of India, gambling in India was governed by the Public Gambling Act, 1857. However, the popularity of horse racing was growing, and soon after, the Bengal Presidency, Act II of 1867, allowed for subscription, prizes, and staking on horse races. Similarly, it was licensed in … Continue reading Differential State Regulations on Online Fantasy Sports Platforms

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Regulating Something Which Cannot be Stopped: Taking the Concept of British Gambling Commission Forward in a Gambling-Prone India

Gambling today is not per se legal in India, but the very fact that none of the gambling legislations define the term “gambling”, have made the entire scenario obscure and has called for regulations considering the immense potential of the gambling industry to fetch revenues. Though there have been recommendations from the law commission to … Continue reading Regulating Something Which Cannot be Stopped: Taking the Concept of British Gambling Commission Forward in a Gambling-Prone India

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WADA suspends accreditation of NDTL, Again! – Ineffectiveness or lack of discipline?

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which recognizes the urgent need of action, for the international fight against doping. Though having its roots at IOC, WADA is an independent organization which aims at a doping-free world of sport by harmonizing anti-doping regulations, through … Continue reading WADA suspends accreditation of NDTL, Again! – Ineffectiveness or lack of discipline?

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Covid-19 FIFA Regulatory Issues – An Overview

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), on the 7th of April 2020, published guidelines on certain prominent issues and made recommendations to address the consequences of the unprecedented disruption caused by Covid-19 to the Football community. The guidelines were framed by a task force chaired by the Vice-President of FIFA, Vittorio Montagliani, alongside various … Continue reading Covid-19 FIFA Regulatory Issues – An Overview

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