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What is sports law in India?

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

Is there a legislation governing sports law in India?

There is no specific legislation. Sports law as an area is majorly covered by Contracts Act.

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 the endorsement by players.
  8. Endorsements & Advertising
  9. Intellectual Property Rights
  10. Players Rights

What are the authorities for Sports in India?

The main authorities for sports in India are:

  1. Ministry of Youth Affair and Sports
  2. National Sports Federation
  3. Sports Law and welfare association of India
  4. Sports Authority of India
  5. Team sports also have their own governing bodies like BCCI, Indian Hockey Federation.

Who formulates various sports policies in India?

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

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 the Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

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Understanding Various contracts in sports law

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

Standard 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 the athlete, regardless of their salary and bonuses.

Appearance Contract

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

Endorsement Contract

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

Indemnity Agreement

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

Agency Contract

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

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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.

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 program, to promote education and research and creating awareness about doping and its ill effects.

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 the World anti-doping Agency Code. It is a document, which lays down anti-doping rules, regulations, and policies worldwide.

Anti Doping Rule Violations[1]

  • Doping is defined by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as the occurrence of one or more of the following anti-doping rule violations mentioned in the WADA/NADA Code.
  • Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s sample.
  • Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method.
  • Refusing to submit to sample collection after being notified.
  • Failure to provide whereabouts information or being unavailable for doping control.
  • Tampering with any part of the doping control process.
  • Possession of a prohibited substance or method. The World Anti-Doping Agency annually updates the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. The list is the International Standard defining what is prohibited in-competition and out-of-competition. The list also indicates whether particular substances are banned in particular sports.
  • Trafficking a prohibited substance or method.
  • Administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an athlete.
  • Complicity
  • Prohibited Association

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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.

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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 the Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Category: sport-faq

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

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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 program, to promote education and research and creating awareness about doping and its ill effects.

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

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

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The main authorities for sports in India are:

  1. Ministry of Youth Affair and Sports
  2. National Sports Federation
  3. Sports Law and welfare association of India
  4. Sports Authority of India
  5. Team sports also have their own governing bodies like BCCI, Indian Hockey Federation.
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The agent is the person who manages most of the professional aspects of the athlete. Agent and athlete have agent and principle relation between them

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

Category: sport-faq

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

Category: sport-faq

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

Category: sport-faq

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 the athlete, regardless of their salary and bonuses.

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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
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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 the endorsement by players.
  8. Endorsements & Advertising
  9. Intellectual Property Rights
  10. Players Rights
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There is no specific legislation regarding sports law in India. Sports law as an area is majorly covered by Contracts Law.

Category: sport-faq

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

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