Andrew Visnovsky and Andy Brown

Andrew is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law, holds a Masters in International Sports Law from Madrid’s esteemed Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, and is a member of the New York Bar. At ISDE, Andrew focused his studies on sport governance, regulation, and dispute resolution. Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

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Features 22/03/2016

Ambiguity over Crossfit rules as team is accused of cheating

The CrossFit Games has sanctioned Team Opex for cheating, a charge that Team Opex disputes, arguing that it was given direct permission to use smaller plates that reduce the height of the barbell during the bar-facing ‘burpee’ workout. ‘Some top athletes chose to use smaller, metal plates in order...

News 25/02/2016

Renewed allegations put pressure on Sheikh Salman

FIFA Presidential election favorite, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, faces renewed allegations of human rights violations and corruption. An investigative report by WDR Inside Sport resurfaces troubling allegations that the Bahraini royal and current Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President assisted in the detention and torture of dissident athletes. Meanwhile,...

Features 23/11/2015

Foundation Board meeting: Time for WADA 2.0?

The 2015 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board Meeting may prove to be a watershed moment for the organisation. After finding the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, the Foundation Board argued that it needs better funding to investigate whether countries – such as Russia...

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