CAS plans two offices for Olympic Games in Paris

The International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is set to establish two temporary offices in Paris for the Olympic Games. One office will be for the CAS Ad Hoc Division, which will manage all legal disputes that arise during the Summer Games. The second temporary office will be for the CAS Anti-Doping Division, which will address potential doping cases.

The Ad Hoc Court has been operational at all Olympic Games since 1996. Disputes are resolved there free of charge, considering the respective competition schedule. In urgent situations, however, decisions are made within 24 hours.

The Office for Anti-Doping Cases has been present at the Olympic Games since Rio de Janeiro 2016. This CAS division handles potential doping violations submitted by the International Testing Agency (ITA) in line with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) anti-doping rules.

Both offices will be situated within the Paris courthouse in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. They will be operational from 16 July and will conclude their work on 11 August, one day after the closing ceremony of the Paris Games.

At the last Olympic Games, the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, the International Court of Arbitration for Sport had to address, among other things, the doping case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva.

The CAS has existed since 1984 and is based in Lausanne. It is the highest legal authority in world sport.

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