JACK ANDERSON: The data challenge reaches every corner of sport

Doping is one of the key topics in any sports law course. Students generally want to talk about the excuses athletes resort to in trying to reduce the length of their ban.

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JACK ANDERSON: Say it ain’t so: America open to another great fix

Next year is the 100th anniversary of arguably the greatest fix in sporting history.

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JACK ANDERSON: The future? Gene-edited athletes, eSports and the end of contact sport

Last week, a leading official in the IAAF, the world governing body for athletics, indicated that in the future athletics would probably introduce a third category of classification – male, female, and intersex. This got me thinking on other aspects of sport that might change in the next two decades or so, writes Jack Anderson.

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JACK ANDERSON: Being fair to Caster Semenya and athletes with a difference

Sports law chatter this week has been dominated by the decision of the IAAF — the world governing body of athletics — to release its regulations on Athletes with Differences of Sexual Development, writes Jack Anderson.

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JACK ANDERSON: We are in danger of losing ethical perspective of what sport is about

Participating in sport is generally seen as a good thing for society. It has health benefits, both physical and mental. It can be a sociable activity promoting a sense of belonging, identity and inclusion, says Jack Anderson.

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JACK ANDERSON: Ryan must provide more than a steady hand

Tom Ryan was an excellent finance director of the GAA, guiding the Association through the post-Celtic Tiger recession but his ‘steady as she goes’ message was a little underwhelming, says Jack Anderson

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JACK ANDERSON: Sex is not a sport

For some, the very fact that Irish professional players may need dedicated programmes on respectful relationships, the meaning of consent, etc, will be seen to reflect badly on Irish sport, writes Jack Anderson

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JACK ANDERSON: Life after Good Friday: Pride in sport gladdens the Northern soul

This week is the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

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JACK ANDERSON: Irish sport should heed AFL’s commitment to education

As someone who teaches sports law and criminal law in Melbourne, but who lived and lectured in Belfast for 15 years, I followed the trial and acquittal of Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Blane McIlroy and Rory Harrison with deep and obvious interest, writes Jack Anderson.

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JACK ANDERSON: Integrity of cricket swings into reverse after ‘tapegate’

There has only been one topic of conversation in Australian sport this week — the ball tampering antics of the Australian cricket team in their Test series against South
Africa, writes Jack Anderson

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JACK ANDERSON: Is GAA discipline ready for a quickfire championship?

AS Ireland’s Grand Slam celebrations began at Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day, Na Piarsaigh and Cuala played out a thrilling draw in the All-Ireland Club hurling final at Croke Park.

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JACK ANDERSON: Brexit threatens the business of Irish sport

The 2018 Cheltenham Racing Festival is now in full swing. This year’s event is the penultimate one before Brexit on March 29, 2019.

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