Rio 2016 CAS ad hoc Division: Mark Hovell
Since 1996, every summer and winter Olympic games has had a special tribunal, called the CAS ad hoc Division, who provided athletes with free access to justice rendered within a short timeframe consistent with the competition schedule. In fact, matters are ordinarily begun and concluded within a 24 hour period.
The CAS ad hoc Division is comprised of experienced lawyers, judges and/or professors specialised in sports law and international arbitration.
The head of our sports team, Mark Hovell was appointed as one of twelve arbitrators for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The CAS ad hoc Division in Rio 2016 ultimately heard a record 28 arbitrations, 16 of which related to the status/eligibility of Russian athletes, following the IOC’s decision in July 2016 regarding the eligibility of Russian athletes.
Mark participated in 6 of those 28 arbitrations.
Mark, an experienced CAS arbitrator who has presided over 200 arbitrations at the CAS, is also on the UK’s Sports Resolutions tribunal panel and is accredited to the UK’s National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).
Author: Mark Hovell