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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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Hogan Lovells advises USA Cricket as it wins historic first T20 World Cup hosting bid

Hogan Lovells, which boasts one of the leading sports practices in the legal industry, advised USA Cricket on its successful bid to co-host the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024. The event is historic in that it will be the first global cricket tournament to be staged in the United States.…
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Sports Lawyer Kevin Carpenter Appointed as ITTF’s First Head of Integrity

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has appointed Kevin Carpenter as its first-ever Head of Integrity. In his new role, Carpenter will develop and lead the ITTF Integrity Unit to be at the forefront of the protection of integrity of sport within the Olympic Movement. The ITTF Integrity Unit is an operationally independent unit established…
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Court Denies USA Taekwondo Motion to Dismiss Concussion Suit

(Editor’s Note: The following appeared in Concussion Litigation Reporter.) A federal judge from the Northern District of Ohio has denied USA Taekwondo Inc.’s motion to dismiss a negligence lawsuit brought by a former Olympic hopeful, who suffered a concussion when he was kicked in the head at a USAT training camp and, allegedly, was pressured…
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Mike McIntyre Named Legislative Committee Co-Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Section.

Attorney Mike McIntyre of Ward & Smith has been named Legislative Committee Co-Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Section. McIntyreHe has served in this role handling federal affairs for the last six years and has been nominated and reappointed each year. The Sports and Entertainment Law Section includes lawyers who…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Insights from Foley’s Webinar on Media, Digital, Broadcast and the Olympics

One hundred years ago this summer, we effectively celebrated the birth of sports media when Jack Dempsey knocked out France’s Georges Carpentier in Jersey City – marking the first multimillion-dollar boxing match, but also the first sporting event broadcasted on national radio. Some say this is the birth of sports media, and over the past…
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‘Equal Pay for Team USA’ Act Reintroduced Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

By Doriyon C. Glass and Gregg E. Clifton , of Jackson Lewis   Legislation recently reintroduced by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joins a growing number of federal bills on pay equity for female athletes. The “Equal Pay for Team USA” Act of 2021, first introduced in 2019, would require equal…
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Tokyo 2021: the Games and the impact of COVID-19

By Louise Schwartzkoff, University of Sydney Faster, higher, stranger. Tokyo 2021 will be unusual in many ways. Sydney researchers discuss the COVID-19 Games, and why the Olympics (mostly) go on, even in the toughest of circumstances. The show that (almost always) goes on “What’s amazing is how often the Games go on, in the face…
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Hogan Lovells advises NX Football USA LLC in its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Necaxa Soccer Club

Hogan Lovells represented NX Football USA LLC in an investment for a 50% equity interest of Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa, S.A. de C.V., the company that owns the Necaxa Soccer Club (“Club Necaxa”). The transaction was approved by the Mexican Football Federation on May 24, 2021. This is a landmark transaction that will likely open…
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