With a foreword by Luiz Roberto Martins Castro, President Brazilian National Sports Law Institute
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has come a long way since the idea of establishing it was first mentioned by Juan Antonio Samaranch, the former IOC President, who foresaw the need for a specialised body to resolve sporting disputes outside the normal court system. His aim was for CAS to become the supreme court of world sport; an aim which, this book demonstrates, has been largely fulfilled.
It has, in the words of the Swiss Federal Tribunal in a landmark judgement of 27 May 2003, 'built up the trust of the sporting world [and is] … now widely recognised … [as] … one of the principal mainstays of organised sport.'
This 'jubilee' book - after twenty years of operations - charts the history, including significant milestones, and achievements of the CAS.