Law and Policy

Examining laws that govern sport which are critical for protection of athletes and the governing of sports bodies.

NFL

Treating the Unseen: Pro-Athletes’ Struggle with Mental Health

Written by Ajoy S. Karpuram  Strength. Alpha. Superhuman. These are just a few of the words we use to identify professional athletes. Ever since the...
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COVID-19 vs 2020’s Sports Calendar: Checking Our Priorities

The Bastion Shorts—Episode 8 The world is at a standstill. As the novel Coronavirus spreads further, the world seems to be locking-down. Earlier this month...
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Virtual Battlegrounds: Where “Digital Athletes” are Making a Strong Case for Themselves

Written by Kartik Sundar  When ESPN first broadcasted “The International” in 2014, they were met with waves of criticism from their base audience. For the...
Let's Talk about Fixing Match-fixing in Professional Sport

Let’s Talk about Match-fixing in Professional Sport

Researched and written by Tanay Gokhale  Sports has long been a source of leisure activity for the masses. But with the advent of globalization and the...
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#Dialogues: Reforming Sports Quotas in India With Nandan Kamath

In the first part of our #Dialogues series on sports quotas, Nandan Kamath from GoSports Foundation, The Sports Law & Policy Centre and LawNK...
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High Hopes: Athletes’ Case for Legalising Cannabis

Co-authored by Siddhant Sachdeva & Sreeradh Radhakrishnan In April 2018, former Golden State Warriors player Matt Barnes revealed in an interview that he used cannabis...
Then Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr. M.S. Gill with the Indian Hockey Team who won the Silver medal , at Major Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium, in New Delhi on October 14, 2010

Indian Hockey: Playing with a Fractured Spine

The Indian men’s hockey team is the most successful team in Olympic history with 8 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. As India’s...
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Crumbling Fortresses: Saving India’s Sports Stadiums

Written by Dhruv Raman You’re finally here. After the long walk through sixteen gates and a security escapade that involved hiding earphones in your shoes,...

Analysing the FA’s policy for growing footballers in their backyard

  In June 2017, England's U-20 national team defeated the Venezuelan U-20 side in the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in a tense...
USA Soccer

Making Soccer Great Again

Written by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan Despite playing in every FIFA World Cup between 1990 and 2014 and even hosting the 1994 World Cup, the United States...