Major League Soccer’s Single-Entity Structure

With the MLS reluctant to give up their centralised power, it appears the single-entity structure is here to stay…for now. Tweet Major League Soccer (“MLS”) was founded in 1993 as part of the United States successful bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup.  Since its inception, the MLS has grown into one of the … Continue reading Major League Soccer’s Single-Entity Structure

50+1 Rule: The Bundesliga

“While the rest of Europe has boring leagues, half-empty stadia and clubs on the verge of bankruptcy, German football is in remarkable health.” Former UEFA President Michel Platini’s words of praise for the Bundesliga at the 41st DFB Conference are proof of Germany’s vibrant and sustainable football league, especially its first division, the Bundesliga. This … Continue reading 50+1 Rule: The Bundesliga

Tennis Match Fixing in South America

The recent decision of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) to suspend Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Sáez for eight years and fine him $12.500 for breaching the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) has garnered significant media attention and presented an opportunity to address a problem worldwide: match fixing in tennis. Juan Carlos Sáez (aged 28 with … Continue reading Tennis Match Fixing in South America

WADA & Whereabouts

A Brief History In 1999 the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established following the World Conference on Doping in Sport held in Lausanne, Switzerland, as a result of what was called the "Declaration of Lausanne" by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). As an independent governing body, WADA's goal is to "promote, coordinate, and monitor the fight against … Continue reading WADA & Whereabouts