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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Olympic Games Law
Behind the stunning opening ceremonies and the athletic contests of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games stands a special body of laws, regulations, and committees, and a special court designed to handle the unique problems and disputes arising from the Games--doping, sponsors, endorsements, merchandising, eligibility, and more. Georgetown Law Library has just published its Olympics and International Sports Law Research Guide, which covers documents, web sites, and other key resources for this specialized topic, including the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In addition, New York University School of Law's GlobaLex site has a detailed research guide on International Sports Law, and the Peace Palace Library offers introductions, bibliographies, links, and other resources on its two related research guides: Sports and Olympic Games. Finally, the Law Library of Congress has summarized and linked the UK's special statutes enacted to govern the Olympic Games. All of these resources are worth a look if you are curious about the law behind the scenes in London this summer.
(a.k.a. - legal stuff I have to say on advice of counsel)
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