Panels for Major Events

Major sporting events

Sport Resolutions provides independent ad hoc panels for international federations’ championships and other international competitions, and these can be as part of an existing or separate arrangement.

Major sporting events provide many economic, social and cultural benefits to the hosting countries, and of course higher profile from media coverage. However, disputes can arise during these events, and naturally it is essential for hosting countries and related federations to work with an independent and expert tribunal panel to ensure a smooth conflict-free running of their showpiece events.

SR’s panel of arbitrators and mediators includes nearly 300 members across the globe and consists of esteemed legal minds including barristers and KCs, as well as leading experts in fields such as finance, medicine, safeguarding and sport administration. 

As well as the ad hoc panel of the disciplinary tribunal, members of Sport Resolutions’ Pro Bono Legal Advice & Representation Service can be made available during and shortly before any major event. This provides equality of arms, procedural fairness and adherence to principle of natural justice for those athletes of limited financial means, allowing for a properly independent process that ensures all athletes have access to legal advice at no cost. 

We are able to provide services in both English and French.

SR has assisted a number of International Federations with their Major Events, such as the International Federation by operating and administering an ad hoc independent Tribunal during the 2019, 2021 and 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals and the 2021 and 2022 Bille Jean King Cup.

Similarly SR also assisted World Athletics in operating an ad hoc panel for its Disciplinary Tribunal for the duration of the 2019 and 2022 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar and Oregon, USA.

In 2022, SR operated and administered the Commonwealth Games Federation Court (CFG Court) during the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The Federation Court was comprised of members of Sport Resolutions’ high regarded International Panel from fourteen Commonwealth countries.

In 2022, SR also operated an Ad Hoc Panel during the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021) which took place in England. 

To learn more about the possibility of utilising SR's services for any major events, federations and NGBs can get in touch with us at resolve@sportresolutions.com / (+44) 02070361966