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AMATEUR SPORTS LAW Sarah Hall. INTRODUCTION WHY AMATEUR SPORTS? Have you ever wondered why Jeremy Bloom was not allowed to play football at CU anymore?

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1 AMATEUR SPORTS LAW Sarah Hall

2 INTRODUCTION

3 WHY AMATEUR SPORTS? Have you ever wondered why Jeremy Bloom was not allowed to play football at CU anymore? Ever wondered why professional basketball players can play in the Olympics, but other athletes must be amateurs? Wonder why only some members of the U.S. Women s Ice Hockey team were on the front of Wheaties when they won gold? Why Paul Hamm had to go to trial?

4 THE ANSWERS… Well, not exactly … But here are some ways to find the answers to these questions and many more …

5 SEARCH TERMS Amateur Sports NCAA USOC or United States Olympic Committee Colleges and Universities Olympics

6 PRIMARY SOURCES THE LAW THE LAW

7 KEY NUMBERS Key Numbers: Key Numbers: Numerical system in West that can help you narrow your search Numerical system in West that can help you narrow your search

8 SPORTS AS ENTERTAINMENT Key #376: THEATERS AND SHOWS Key #376: THEATERS AND SHOWS k3.60: Athletic contests and activities in general K6: Liabilities for injuries to persons attending

9 CHARITY ATHELITC ASSOCIATIONS Key #75: Charities Key #75: Charities 75II: Construction, Administration, and Enforcement 75II: Construction, Administration, and Enforcement 75k45: Rights, Duties, and Liabilities of Charitable Societies and Trustees 75k45: Rights, Duties, and Liabilities of Charitable Societies and Trustees

10 ASSOCIATIONS Key #41K1: Nature and Status in General. Key #41K1: Nature and Status in General. When and whom you can sue regarding an unfavorable decision from a voluntary association.

11 UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Key #81: Colleges and Universities Key #81: Colleges and Universities 81k9: Students 81k9: Students 81k9.45: Extracurricular Activities 81k9.45: Extracurricular Activities 81k9.45(3)k. Athletics. 81k9.45(3)k. Athletics.

12 NEGLIGENCE 272: Negligence 272: Negligence 272X: Sports, Games and Recreation

13 STATUTES WHAT CONGRESS IS ACTUALLY UP TO?!

14 FEDERAL STATUTES 28 U.S.C.A. § 3701: Definitions 28 U.S.C.A. § 3701: Definitions 28 U.S.C.A. § 3702: Unlawful Sports Gambling 28 U.S.C.A. § 3702: Unlawful Sports Gambling 28 U.S.C.A. § 3703: Injunctions 28 U.S.C.A. § 3703: Injunctions 28 U.S.C.A. § 3704: Applicability 28 U.S.C.A. § 3704: Applicability

15 FEDERAL STATUTES II (maybe they do earn their $$) 36 U.S.C.A. § 22050: 36 U.S.C.A. § 22050: Creates the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act as well as the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Creates the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act as well as the United States Olympic Committee (USOC)

16 THE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE : Purposes of the Amateur Sports Act : Purposes of the Amateur Sports Act : Membership in the USOC : Membership in the USOC : Powers : Powers : Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges : Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges : Resolution of Disputes : Resolution of Disputes

17 MORE USOC STATUTES : Creation of National Governing Bodies : Creation of National Governing Bodies : Eligibility Requirements : Eligibility Requirements : Authority of National Governing Bodies : Authority of National Governing Bodies 20524: General Duties of National Governing Bodies 20524: General Duties of National Governing Bodies : Sanctions for Amateur Athletic Competitions : Sanctions for Amateur Athletic Competitions : Restricted Amateur Athletic Competitions : Restricted Amateur Athletic Competitions : Complaints against National Governing Bodies : Complaints against National Governing Bodies : Applications to Replace an Incumbent National Governing Body : Applications to Replace an Incumbent National Governing Body

18 STATE STATUTES C.R.S.A. § : Tax exemption for land used solely for charitable purpose (including amateur sports) C.R.S.A. § : Tax exemption for land used solely for charitable purpose (including amateur sports) C.R.S.A. § et. seq.: Agents and college athletes C.R.S.A. § et. seq.: Agents and college athletes

19 ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS Federal Regulations: Federal Regulations: There is no specific administrative regulation on point. There was one regulation having to do with how if you are a non-profit you can cook your chicken at a lower temperature

20 ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS State Regulations: State Regulations: s/ s/ s/ s/ Nothing specific on topic, but here are the closest things: Nothing specific on topic, but here are the closest things: Boxing Boxing Hunting Hunting No agency within the CO system is on point. No agency within the CO system is on point. Agencies dealing with universities, and gaming are the closest things. Agencies dealing with universities, and gaming are the closest things.

21 CONCLUSION Almost all of us have been involved in amateur sports at one level or another. Hopefully this presentation gave you an idea of what bodies make those rules, and how to learn more about them.


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