Questions of Sport

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AHRC SCRIPT Murrayfield Discussions


Sport frequently raises difficult questions of judgement. Did the ball really cross the line? Where is the hand of God? Was it too dark to play? Are enhancement technologies cheating? But it is not just purely sporting questions that are thrown up by sport. Some of the more legal questions of sport were explored at the internationally renowned Murrayfield International Stadium in Edinburgh on the 7th of November 2008, in ‘Questions of Sport: what are the legal rights and wrongs’. The event was organised by AHRC/SCRIPT: the law and technology centre in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh; sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council; and home to SCRIPT-ed.

This event had two main aims. Firstly, to draw together the range of legal themes associated with sport and to engage with the widening and deepening academic and practitioner focus in sports law. Secondly, to address the growing interest in sport accompanying the forthcoming arrival of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland and the Olympic Games in London by building stronger links between the wider legal,
sports and academic communities through the work of AHRC/SCRIPT. In light of these two aims we were delighted to welcome over 100 delegates to Murrayfield whose backgrounds spanned academic sports law, practising sports lawyers and agents, sports administrators, IP, competition, media and commercialisation lawyers, students and sports participants from all levels.
Period7 Nov 2008
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map