Sports Arbitration

Switzerland hosts most major international sports federations and organizations, including the International Olympic Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which acts as the world’s highest sports tribunal for most kinds of disputes between athletes/clubs and sports governing bodies. CAS also administers commercial arbitrations in sports matters and a specific arbitration procedure for the Olympic Games. Students taking Sports Arbitration are introduced to these different procedures and have the opportunity to discuss their specificity, including the impact on the rights of athletes.