IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.6, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Use of drugs in sports and the World Anti-Doping Agency

Wednesday 11 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C2.6, Convention Centre, Level 2


Sports Law Subcommittee (Lead)
Leisure Industries Section


This session will highlight the use of drugs by athletes in various disciplines of sports at various levels, including the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and Winter Olympics. Our discussions will include topics such as the increase in the use of drugs in many sports and how the use of drugs has hurt the competition at various levels in sports. There will be a special mention with regard to the rejection of the Russian Athletic Federation Team at the Rio 2016 Olympics and its after-effects. The role of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in detecting and controlling the drugs menace in sports worldwide will be discussed, including: • How have the decisions of the WADA been criticised? • What needs to be done to fine-tune the WADA itself? • What recourse do sports persons all over the world have against the decisions of the WADA? Some important decisions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport will be also highlighted.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Rajiv Dutta SC Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, new delhi, Delhi, India; Vice Chair, Sports Law Subcommittee
Javier Medin Alfaro Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Chair, Sports Law Subcommittee


Elizabeth Mary Brimer Owen Dixon Chambers West, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Marina Pittalis Opus Services Ltd, Limassol, Cyprus