The Law of the Olympic Games
Call Number: K3702 .M4713 2009 (Law Collection)
Publication Date: 2009-12-17
The book covers the historical development of 'Olympic Law' and the current legal status of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as an NGO (non-governmental organisation) under Public International Law, and its various constituent members and organs. The UN resolutions on the Olympic Truce of which the latest one is published in the book, are of a recommendatory nature ('soft law'), but well illustrate the wide range of international legal instruments, which constitute the corpus of so-called 'Olympic Law', including the inter-State Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol - the famous five interconnected rings. The book also addresses some contemporary legal issues affecting the Olympic Movement, including eligibility criteria, dual participation in the Olympics and the Paralympics as well as environmental concerns and the protection of the so-called 'Olympic Properties' - in other words the valuable intellectual property rights of the IOC including TV rights - without which the Olympic Games could not be financed and staged.