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Who is the bigger loser?

By Naman Lohiya (4th year student at Gujarat National Law University)

“The entire legal system was built upon the assumption that people would have adequate representation. When they don’t, the system fails, and the laws don’t matter.” – Shari Redstone

In this article Naman Lohiya has reopened the discussion on the powers of national federations as well as the importance of sporting dispute settlement mechanisms in India.
It will take you down the memory lane to Rio 2016, when Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav were involved in a murky selection controversy. The dramatic saga of Narsingh Yadav’s doping battle that ensued is not unknown to anyone. It has almost been two years since this dispute, but the problems in the administration of doping agencies, national federations and sports dispute settlement mechanisms that surfaced then, still persist.

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The Role of Technology in Sport

By Vinay Narayan (Associate at Khaitan)

Technology has been intrinsic to the development and advancement of Sports, much like it has in other aspects of life. From changing the shape and material used in tennis rackets to make them more effective or developing lighter, more accurate football boots to implementing video referees in various disciplines, technology has changed the dimensions of sport. Sports Engineering is a term that is frequently used to describe the technological advances that have helped facilitate a sport and challenge the limits of human performance. Vinay Narayan’s article discusses technology, which certainly seems to have a cherished place in sports.

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The Diatribe Against Doping

By -Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

The quote by Mae West, -“The score never interested me, only the game”, aptly summarises the fight against doping in sport. Every revelation about an athlete who had indulged in doping, whether, it was Ben Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Tyson Gay or Maria Sharapova, has saddened and angered the fans and competitors alike. If the Garica Report in 2014 revolutionised the world of FIFA governance by exposing corruption, the Richard Mclaren Report in 2016 about Russia’s organised doping scandal has raised some unprecedented questions and has paved way for a greater change to combat this menace. This article by Rishika looks at WADA and the world doping scenario.

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Doping-A menace

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

That brazenness… I just did not have the switch to turn that off. It helped me on the bike but it also got me where I am today. –Lance Armstrong

This quote of Lance Armstrong is a symbolism of the apathy of all the sportspersons who have indulged in doping with an aim to win the game just to lose the spirit of sportsmanship. ‘Doping’ is the deliberate or the inadvertent use of a substance or a method by sportspersons banned by the Medical Commission Of International Olympic Committee/World Anti-Doping Agency. The issue is very important because doping defeats the very purpose of sports that is to offer a level playing field to all the competitors. In this article Rishika analyses the need for greater administration and resources required by NADA to be able to appropriately segregate the athletes who indulge in doping from those who medicate for legitimate reasons.

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