Sports Law • Risk Management

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May 1, 2011: Save Money with Pre-Event Research

When thinking about starting a new event in your area, like a running race or a triathlon, you should do a little planning and research before investing any money. First, think about what type of event you would like to host. Choose a particular event in which you have a high level of competency, which will make it easier for you to understand all the details needed to host a particular competition. Though to further improve your chance of success, consider starting with a more logistically simple race, such as coordinating a small running race.

April 16, 2011: Violent Opening Day Provokes Changes in Security Measures for the Dodgers

Opening day creates excitement and joy amongst many baseball fans; that is unless you go to a stadium wearing the jersey of a visiting team. This was the unfortunate scenario, which occurred in the parking lot of the L.A. Dodgers’ stadium when two Dodgers’ fans physically battered a man who was wearing San Francisco Giants’ apparel. Even though the Dodgers’ won the opening day game against the Giants, it was not enough satisfaction for two of the home team’s fans.

March 29, 2011: A Dead Body Should Not Be Brought to a Soccer Game

In Columbia a group of avid soccer fans paid a unique tribute to their friend who was murdered. The fans carried the dead body of a seventeen-year-old, who was resting in his coffin, into a stadium for a professional soccer game. This raises the question: Were the group of friends required to purchase a ticket for the entrance of this unusual guest? Not to make light of the gravity of their friend’s death, but ticket takers for the game had to have noticed a group of fans carrying a large wooden coffin into the stadium.

March 25, 2011: Nader Proposes To Do Away With Athletic Scholarships

If colleges were no longer permitted to offer athletic scholarships, how would the game change? The Seattle Times reported late last night that Ralph Nader is seeking to change the way the game of sports is played at the university level.

March 13, 2011: Safety First for Extreme Sports

Although “safety first” is a great tag line and even a great objective, is it really a top priority for sports organizations? Sports, by nature, are fraught with risk. In fact, extreme sports have evolved by increasing risk and even removing some elements of safety to make feats more incredible. This is not exactly in line with the “safety first” mantra.

February 14, 2011: Tiger Woods Spitting in the Face of Golf?

Here we go again . . . Tiger Woods has made it back in the news for yet another mistake. This time he spit on the green. That’s right, Woods spit on the green during the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, which is part of the European Tour. In the United Arab Emirates, where the tournament is being played, spitting in public can be a fineable offense according to today’s report on ESPNStar.com.