Sergey Yurlov

Sergey Yurlov is a Russian lawyer writing on sports law issues including swimming legal regulation, sports dispute resolution and rights of athletes. He is a Master of Sports, sport judge, and member of the International Association of Sports Law (IASL). Yurlov is an author of more than 60 publications, including three books (monographs) relating to the legal framework of the sport of swimming and sports disputes resolution issues. Yurlov’s papers are written in Russian, English and Greek.

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Features 02/09/2016

Controversial decisions of international sports bodies

Recent decisions regarding the participation of the Russian athletes in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are controversial. On one hand, international sports governing bodies endeavor to protect the rights of clean athletes. However, on the other they sometimes do not employ the basic principles of law. Russian lawyer Sergey...

Features 08/07/2016

Decisions affecting the rights of athletes: a Russian perspective

The International Assocaition of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to ban Russian athletes from international competition has angered many Russian athletes, who argue that they are being unfairly punished for the actions of others. Russian lawyer Sergey Yurlov examines whether the IAAF decision deprives Russian athletes of the fundamental rights...

Opinion 04/12/2015

Russia’s attempts to tackle unlawful influence over sport results

It has been a criminal offence to manipulate a sporting competition in Russia since 1996, when Article 184 of the criminal code established imprisonment and fines for either organising or being involved with match-fixing. According to public resources, since 1996 not one person has been convicted under Article 184,...

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