Antidoping Norway wants Supreme Court for Sport

February 01, 2018

CEO of Antidoping Norway, Anders Solheim, says there is a need for an international Supreme Court for Sport.

- We need truly independent test organisations and judicial organs. I also believe we must put an international Supreme Court in place rather than the current Court of Arbitration for Sport, he said during a press seminar in Oslo.
- If we can implement an international Supreme Court the fight against doping in sport will be in a better place in the future, he added.
Solheim believes the work being done by national anti-doping organisations is comparable with the work being done outside sport.
- I am thinking about investigation.
Solheim is also very clear when it comes to what needs to be done in order to get an international Supreme Court
- IOC must show a willingness to change.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is an institution independent of any sports organization which provides for servic­es in order to facilitate the settlement of sports-related disputes through arbitration or mediation by means of procedural rules adapted to the­ specific needs of the sports world.
The CAS was created in 1984 and is placed under the administrative and financial authority of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS).
ICAS is composed of twenty members - all experienced jurists. The members are appointed in the following manner: four members are appointed by the International Federations (IFs), viz. three by the Association of Summer Olympic IFs (ASOIF) and one by the Association of the Winter Olympic IFs (AIOWF), chosen from within or outside their membership.
The CAS has nearly 300 arbitrators from 87 countries, chosen for their specialist knowledge of arbitration and sports law. Around 300 cases are registered by the CAS every year.

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