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Kamila Valieva Cleared to Skate Amid Doping Controversy

The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport issued its decision declining to impose a provisional suspension on Kamila Valieva, the Russian Figure Skater. The below reproduces the Court of Arbitration for Sports media release of February 14, 2022 in Beijing. Beijing, 14

Congratulations to our Canadian Athletes!

Thauli Sports Law sends a heartfelt congratulations to all of our Canadian Athletes who competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. You made us proud to be Canadian! Canada forged a new medal record with 7 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. Team

CAS Overturns the FEI Endurance Horse Abuse Case

The following article entitled "FEI Endurance Horse Abuse Case Overturned" was written by Christa Christa Lesté-Lasserre and posted on "the Horse - Your Guide to Equine Health Care" on May 7, 2021. Of particular note are the statements of Roly Owers, CEO of World Horse

Andrew Kocher Suspended for 10 Years in Horse Abuse Case

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) issued the following media update on April 22, 2021 on Andrew Kocher's suspension of 10 years for using electric spurs on horses. The FEI Tribunal has suspended US Jumping athlete Andrew Kocher for 10 years and disqualified him from eight events between June

Corruption at the International Weightlifting Federation by Former President

An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) by University of Western Ontario law professor, Richard McLaren found the IWF was plagued by decades of corruption, doping coverups, favourtism, and financial mismanagement orchestrated by the IWF’s former president, Dr. Tamás Aján. The McLaren Report detailed the

Record 20 Year Suspension Imposed in Fatal Horse Abuse Case

The following article entitled, "Strongest Sanctions in FEI history imposed in fatal Endurance case" was published on June 9, 2020 on The final decision can be found here. Sh Abdul Aziz Bin Faisal Al Qasimi has appealed this decision to the Court of Arbitration

Demotion of Level 4 Jumping Judge

Pippa Cuckson wrote the following article entitled, "Level 4 Jumping Judge Demoted After Failing FEI's New Exam", which was published on April 15, 2020 on  João Manuel Vieira de Moura, one of Portugal’s top-ranked FEI jumping judges, has unsuccessfully appealed against his demotion after failing

Are You Concerned About Your Supplements?

NSF International’s Certified for Sport program was created to meet the growing demands of athletes, coaches and all others concerned about banned substances in sports supplements. The scientists screen sports supplements for more than 270 banned or prohibited substances, including: narcotics, steroids, stimulants, hormones, and

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a Prohibited Substance

Despite being legal in some parts of the world, cannabis continues to be listed as a prohibited substance by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a positive test may result in a sanction. It's important to differentiate between THC, which is the strain in cannabis