Sports Law: Lex Sportiva & Lex Olympica Theory and Praxis (Paperback)

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The book is designed to cover the historical development of sports law and addresses the fundamental issues of this field of law, whereas at the same time it analyses some of the most important contemporary legal issues of the field. The book includes 6 Parts. 1. Part I bears the title "Theoretical Foundation of Sports Law." This Part analyses sports law as a special branch of academic study and raises the question what is sports law, whereby the issues addressed are the principles of sports law, its origin, process, grounds, aetiology, legitimacy, meaning, nature, structure, substance, character and system. Effort is made to lay down systematic foundations for sports law as a special branch of knowledge. Lastly, reference is made to the policy at EU level on sport. 2. Part II includes a "Sports Law Theory." In this Part, sports rules as rules of law are = explored and law is placed in theoretical terms within the context of sports rules. In that way, the legal aspects of physical and sporting activity are examined. This is followed by a discussion on the emergence and establishment of the international sports legal order, as well as on its relation with the traditional legal orders. 3. Part III addresses some important contemporary legal issues affecting the organisation and regulation of sport activities. They are divided into six major categories: Ethics in Sport (sporting spirit and fair play), Doping in Sport, Choregia - Sponsoring, Broadcasting of Sport Games, Human Rights of Minor Athletes and Betting. 4. Part IV covers the Law of the Olympic Games (Lex Olympica). It includes not only the historical development of the Games and its regulation starting from ancient Greece, but also the current regulations and legal status of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as issues that rise from the participation of athletes in the Olympic Games. 5. Part V analyses the sporting jurisdictional order and its fundamental principles (fair trial), focusing on the international sporting jurisdictional system and the role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). 6. Finally, Part VI includes the basic elements of the Greek Sports Law, analysing the state law and federations' regulations on Amateur and Professional Sport, Sport Club and Sport Federation, Sports criminal law (Penalties and criminal sanctions), Labour Law in Sport (Providing and offering sports services).

About the Author

Dimitrios P. Panagiotopoulos. Professor of Sports Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attorney at Law in Supreme Court and Council of State, President of the International Association of Sports Law (IASL) and (f) Vice-Rector of the University of Central Greece. The author has many academic and professional positions as professor, advocate, attorney at law in Supreme Court and Council of State, Member of the Athens Bar Association, Legal Consultant of many Legal persons and Sports Federations and Organizations. He is Director of the Law Firm "Panagiotopoulos and Partners", that undertakes law cases of Sports Law and cases in the fields of Commercial Law, Civil law, Contracts, & Torts, Product Liability Law, Labour Law, Comparative Law, Finance and Administrative Law. Also, he is a Special Expert in Sports Law in the European Union and member of Sports Law committees of Ministry of Culture, as well as member of the Legal Council of the Union of Anonym Society Companies since 2002. Furthermore, the author was a member of the Committee of the European Presidency (2003-2004), responsible of sports legislation and the establishment of the Sports Law Code. Scientific activities He has participated in the Organization of many Scientific Conferences - Congresses - Seminars - Symposiums, covering the Sports Science and Sports Law. He is a member of many Greek and foreign scientific societies and President of the Hellenic Center for Research on Sports Law (EKEAD). He is the author and editor of several scientific books and monographies and has published over 200 scientific studies in Greek and International scientific journals, with many reports of other Greek and foreign scientists. The author has been President of the International Association of Sports Law (IASL) since 2009 ( and a Founder member and Secretary General from 1992 until 2008. He is the editor of IASL's international journal "International Sports Law Review Pandektis" and of the Greek journal "Lex Sportiva". He has also been an invited lecturer on subjects concerning Sports Law and Lex Sportiva, in many universities and sports Law Centers, such as in all IASL Sports Law Congress and other International Congress and Seminars in European Countries, Asia, Africa, South and North America (USA). The author's work has been warmly commented upon by many personalities of the political and scientific world and the daily press in Greece and abroad.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781546347156
ISBN-10: 1546347151
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 25th, 2017
Pages: 740
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.


And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.


15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.


50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.


Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.


Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.


Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.



Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.


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