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A take on India’s emerging competition law jurisprudence:Deciphering India’s leading sports law cases (Part 2)

“Competition is the spice of sports, but if you make spice the whole meal, you will be sick” – George Leonard
The above quote is an apt description of the relation of sports with both on filed competitiveness and competition law. Part 1 of this article explored the unique conceptual cross-roads of the application of competition law principles in sports. In this article Rishika Mendiratta elaborates upon the interpretation and application of these principles in various Indian sports legal issues. The article also deliberates on the possible ways and means of balancing the various competing interests in sports governance and administration.

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A Primer on Esports in India-Analysis of the Governance Model

By Rishika Mendiratta ( Founder and Managing Editor of KhelAdhikar)

This time the topic is the unexplored domain of Esports. Being a demonstration sports in Asian games 2018, and a potential entrant for Olympics in 2024, it is time we understand the legal and policy framework of this burgeoning phenomenon in the world of sports.

In this article Rishika Mendiratta has explained the governance model of Esports in the country.

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India closer to egalitarian play: A look at women in sports

By Wilfred Synrem (Chief Editor at KhelAdhikar)

“Don’t let anyone tell you, you are weak because you are a woman. If I being a mother of two, can win a medal, so can you all. Take me as an example and never give up” Mary Kom

Female athletes hope to inspire other girls into pursuing sports as a promising career. But, at the same time, does the system in sport encourage such young girls? For that matter, does the society encourage the same?

Since time immemorial, women have overcome discrimination in sports, including the gender pay gap, the sexual harassment incidents or the lack of opportunities. But the recent years, have a shown a positive sign of policy changes for women sports in India. Wilfred Synrem analyses the inequality and the gender-bias in Indian and Global Sports and the measures taken to combat the same.

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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 Problem of Age Fraud in Indian Sports

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founding and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

The age-old saying, “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn game go back in the same box”, highlights the importance of the ephemeral life of any sport and the players who are a part of it. Unfortunately, this ideal of Fair Play has been tarnished in the Indian sports because of the prevalent age fraud controversies.

Uptil now, the legislative steps taken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs (MYAS), such as the enactment of The National Code Against Age Fraud in Sports, is a mere paper tiger because of poor implementation measures by the respective sports bodies. In this article Rishika analyses the importance of better framework to prevent age fraud in India.

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