The statutes of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) were ratified in 1983 and came into force in 1984. The institution was created as a specialised authority capable of settling international sports-related disputes.
All international Olympic federations, as well as a number of national Olympic committees, recognize the jurisdiction of the CAS and include in their statutes an arbitration clause referring disputes to the institution.
The CAS Code: Procedural Rules sets out the rules for conducting the arbitration. It establishes that the place of arbitration shall in every CAS arbitration be Lausanne, Switzerland.
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