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  1. What is sports law?

    Sports law is an area of law which relate to the sporting activities in a country. It is a new emerging line of law which deals with the legal issues pertaining to acts and issues of sports players, teams, managers and association. It includes traditional area of laws like contract law, tort law, trademark law and various others.

  2. Is there a legislation governing sports law in India?

    There is no specific legislation regarding sports law in India. Sports law as an area is majorly covered by Contracts Law.

  3. What are the issues in the field of sports law?

    There are various issues under this ambit:

    1. Contracts between sports players and other parties

    2. Doping Policies

    3. Harassment in Sports

    4. Sports injuries regarding the liability

    5. Tort law

    6. Broadcasting Rights

    7. Conflict of interest regarding endorsement by players.

    8. Endorsements & Advertising

    9. Intellectual Property Rights

    10. Players Rights

  4. What are the various contracts between sports players and other parties?

    There are various contracts between players and other parties are:

    1. Standard Player Contract

    2. Appearance Contract

    3. Endorsement Contract

    4. Indemnity Agreement

    5. Agency Contract

  5. What is a Standard Sports Player Contract?

    Standard Player Contracts are signed between Sports Clubs and the Athlete where the Athlete agrees to play for the concerned Sports Club. These types of Contracts are signed by athlete, regardless of their salary and bonuses.

  6. What is an Sportsmen Appearance Contract?

    Appearance Contracts are signed by athlete to appear in public functions, in exchange of certain considerations. The terms of such appearance and the requisite compensation rates are established in these contracts.

  7. What are Endorsement Contracts under Sports Laws / for Sportsmen?

    Endorsement Contracts establish the relationship between the athlete and private sponsors. These contracts enable the sponsors to use name or image of the athlete in advertisements.

  8. What is an Indemnity Agreement?

    These agreements are also called as Insurance Agreements. As many sportsperson are susceptible to physical injuries, these kind of contracts become quite important for the athletes, sports clubs and sports event organizer.

  9. What is an Agency Contract?

    Agent is the person who manages most of the professional aspects of the athlete. Agent and athlete have agent and principle relation between them

  10. What are the authorities for Sports in India?

    The main authorities for sports in India are: a. Ministry of Youth Affair and Sports b. National Sports Federation c. Sports Law and welfare association of India d. Sports Authority of India e. Team sports also have their own governing bodies like BCCI, Indian Hockey Federation.

  11. Who formulates various sports policies in India?

    The Ministry of Youth Affair and Sports is the authority that formulates policies regarding sports in India.

  12. What is doping in sports?

    Doping in competitive sports is referred to the usage of performance enhancer drugs which are banned by anti-doping laws of various authorities.

  13. What is National Anti-Doping Agency?

    National Anti-Doping Agency is mandated for Dope free sports in India. The primary objectives of the Agency are to implement anti-doping rules as per World Anti-Doping Agency Code, regulate dope control programme, to promote education and research and creating awareness about doping and its ill effects.

  14. What is World Anti-Doping Agency?

    World anti-doping agency is responsible for regulating the usage of performance enhancer drugs. World anti-doping agency has a code called World anti-doping agency Code. It is a document, which lays down anti-doping rules, regulations and policies worldwide.

  15. What is department of youth affairs and sports?

    Department of Youth and Affair was set up by the Government for the purpose of governing and looking after the sports area of the country. They are also responsible for giving away Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

  16. What is the importance of competition law in the area of sports law?

    Competition law determines any contract to be a void contract which adversely affects the market. Broadcasting rights issues generally come under the cap of sports law as granting of these rights is a major problem.

  17. How are law of torts and sport law related?

    There are various overlapping areas between Law of Tort and Sports Law. Right to Publicity is one of the main legal issue under sports law which can be dealt as defamation of a person’s character and reputation.

  18. What is the international authority on sports?

    Court of Arbitration for Sports is an international quasi-judicial body established to settle disputes in international sports through arbitration.

  19. Who can refer cases to Court of Arbitration for Sports?

    Any individual or legal entity with capacity to act may have recourse to the services of the Court of Arbitration for Sports. These include athletes, clubs, sports federations, organizers of sports events, sponsors or television companies.

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