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Press Release: Kuwait to host sports legal seminar for Africa, Asia and Oceania NOCs


14 Apr 2014
Kuwait City, Kuwait: The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), together with the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), is hosting a seminar on international arbitration and sports law in Kuwait City in June.

The two-day event will be held on June 4-5 (Wednesday-Thursday), and the National Olympic Committees of Africa, Asia and Oceania have been invited to send their legal representative to the seminar. A total of 115 countries from the 3 continents will be represented in the Seminar and it is expected approximately 200 delegates will be attending the seminar. 

The seminar – the latest in a series of international Olympic gatherings to be hosted in the home country of the OCA – is intended to inform the NOCs about the operation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, its procedures and case law. 

It is also intended to give recommendations to the NOCs on good governance and on how to establish an Arbitration Panel/Committee within their NOCs to in order to resolve sport disputes within the country before going to CAS for appeal. 

The main themes of the seminar will be:

• Disputes resolution in modern sport
• The CAS ad hoc division at the Olympic Games and Asian Games
• Important procedural issues
• CAS jurisprudence

The opening ceremony will feature welcome addresses from HE Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of OCA and ANOC, and by John Coates, IOC Vice President and President of CAS.
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