Sports Law • Risk Management

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Golf Course Extreme Weather Protection Measures

While playing eighteen holes on a golf course over approximately a four-hour period of time, the weather can change substantially, affecting the safety of those on the course. A good golf course manager can do much to protect players and workers on the course when extreme weather approaches.

Financial Controls and Insurance to Limit Theft and Embezzlement

In my August 4, 2010 blog entitled “Cash Collection by Volunteers for Club Sports,” I encouraged non-profit clubs to establish fiscally responsible money collection practices. No one wants to believe that someone you know is capable of committing theft from a club sport team, but it does happen.

Theft and embezzlement insurance claims have been on the rise according to the insurance company Sadler & Company (http://www.sadlersports.com/blog/tag/embezzlement/, Retrieved on April 22, 2012).

Nohr Sports Principal Named Insurance Professional of the Year

Congratulations to Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, principal, Katharine M. Nohr, who, on April 14, 2012, was awarded the Insurance Professional of the Year Award for Region VIII, by the International Association of Insurance Professionals.

Katharine will be speaking at the upcoming Conference on Law, Policy and the Olympic Movement at Ithaca College London in May 2012 on "Scandals, Accidents and Injuries: Risk Management and Legal Issues in the Modern Olympic Games."

She will also be speaking at Cambridge University, UK, at the Third International Conference on Sport and Society just before the 2012 Olympic Games in London, on " 2012 London Olympic Games: Managing Risk While Achieving the Olympic Ideal of Uniting People from All Nations with Peaceful Athletic Competition."

Foolish Behavior and an Athlete's Denied Visa

Sports visas are a common way for professional sports teams to expand its talent base by acquiring international athletes. Unfortunately the immigration approval process can be complicated when an athlete has criminal infractions.

Lacrosse: Contact Sport?

Even though I have seen men’s professional lacrosse before, this weekend I witnessed my first collegiate women’s lacrosse game. According to US Lacrosse, in the United States the sport is the both the oldest and the fastest growing at both the high school and collegiate level. I recently learned that men’s lacrosse is a contact sport, while women’s lacrosse is a non-contact sport. Thus, there are different rules and protective equipment requirements depending on whether it is men or women playing.

Here are some of the differences between men’s and women’s lacrosse:

Punishment in Sport: Deadly Consequences?

Should there be punishment in sport? One father of a middle school girl in Indiana apparently does not agree with punishment in sport. The father did not think it was appropriate for his daughter’s basketball coach to make her run laps for arguing with another teammate. According to a Yahoo! Sports article from March 16th, the father was so upset with his daughter’s punishment, the dad administered his own punishment to the coach by socking him in head until he was unconscious. The incident may have turned deadly had another coach not intervened.