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

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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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The Ripple Effect of Doping in World Sport

Doping has always been a big problem in the world of sport, but as of late, it has grown into an increasingly fierce opponent....

Getting a Kick: The Scourge of Doping in Indian Sports

Written by Suheil Tandon and Antony CJ The figures say it all; doping in Indian sports is at an all-time ‘high’. India ranked 7th in...
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In Search of a Level Playing Field: Where Do Transgender and Hyperandrogenous Athletes Go?

Co-authored by Tia Matthew and Manasvin Andra  “We all transition at a different rate, and twelve months as a policy for everyone is just the...

Feminism in India x The Bastion: #TheSportsEdit

Being the long-standing readers of The Bastion that you are, you probably already know that 'sport for development' is a core aspect of our coverage....

The Gambling Industry’s Legal War: Searching for the Line Between Luck and Skill

Written by Kartik Sundar  After a gruelling five days of high-stakes competition, the Delhi Panthers emerged victorious in the first season of the Poker Sports...
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#Dialogues: Understanding Sports Quotas With Nandan Kamath

In a nutshell, sports quota reservations in universities and colleges provide budding athletes with a platform to excel in their respective sport and to...

Indian Cricket is Short of Breath

Written by Sourya Reddy  The T20 between India and Bangladesh that was played on November 3rd, 2019 was a hazy one to remember. Not because...

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...