Sports Law Ledger - Monday 26 October 2020

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Catchup on some of the latest sports law and integrity updates from Australia, New Zealand & around the world (copyright remains the property of respective owners):


Integrity, Animal Welfare - Horse Racing: Trainer committed to stand trial on charges of animal abuse, conspiracy

Darren Weir, along with assistant trainer Jarrod McLean and stablehand Tyson Kermond, has been charged with abusing three racehorses in the lead-up to the 2018 Melbourne Cup, and conspiring to cheat or defraud racing stewards.

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Governance - Top schools want Govt to step in on Olympic champion's commercialisation of children's sport

New Zealand Olympic hero Rob Waddell is under pressure again over the controversial deal that sees his business earn money from streaming school sport.

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Governance - Cricket: 'Stability amid instability': Maddocks backs CA chairman to extend tenure

New Cricket Victoria chairman David Maddocks supports an extension to Earl Eddings' tenure as Cricket Australia chairman. But Maddocks' support comes with the warning that a laser-like focus will be directed on cricket's governing body.

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Governance - Sailing: Predicting how the latest America's Cup drama will be resolved

Emirates Team NZ boss Grant Dalton discusses the stoush with Luna Rossa over America's Cup regatta courses.

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Governance, Athlete Relations - Australian Rules Football: Free agency a disaster of the AFL's making

This is not a coronavirus-hubs-financial Armageddon scale disaster for the AFL, the like of which we have already witnessed this year, but it is a disaster nonetheless.

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Governance, Commercial - Football/Soccer: Independent A-League will prop up cash-strapped clubs