Grit Hartmann

Grit Hartmann is a German investigative journalist, who specializes in sports politics and doping and in contemporary German history. In the last 20 years, she has published several books, for instance a ground-breaking work on East German Sport ("Goldkinder", 1997). The last one dealt with the reality and the mistakes of Germany's unification policy "Vorwärts und Vergessen", 2009). Grit works for TV, mostly for "sport inside" - ARD/WDR, and for several German newspapers.

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A vote of no confidence in the Court of Arbitration for Sport

• According to a new survey conducted by Play the Game, athletes have largely lost confidence in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). They do not consider the CAS to be ‘independent’ and ‘impartial’, but rather an extension of the sports federations, where proceedings drag on irregularly and...


The secretive life of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

• Little is known about the workings of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. That applies to everything from the number of cases the CAS handles to the awards it makes, potential conflicts of interests between arbitrators and sports organisations, or how exactly panel presidents are appointed to cases....

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