The October issue of DLA Piper newsletter, The Sports Pages is now published, below are the news headlines, we hope you will enjoy them!

The French Football Federation refunds £3.4 million to sponsors - The French Football Federation has complied with demands for compensation from top tier sponsors who were let down by the French team's poor on-pitch performance and off-pitch conflicts at the World Cup in South Africa. View More

ECJ decision on German gambling monopoly - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dealt a severe blow to Germany's state gambling monopoly.  View More  

ECJ decisions on Austrian gambling monopoly - The ECJ recently considered the compatibility of the Austrian gambling regime with the principle of freedom to establishment and freedom to provide services (formerly Articles 43 and 49 EC respectively). View More

County cricketer suspected of 'playing poorly deliberately' charged with fraud - Mervyn Westfield, an Essex pace bowler, had been charged with conspiracy to defraud, following allegations of dishonesty during a match between Durham and Essex in September 2009. View More  

ICC to review anti-corruption procedures - 10 Test-playing nations have called for a review of the ICC anti-corruption regulations in the wake of spot-fixing allegations against three Pakistan players. View More

UEFA proposals for centralisation of television rights - UEFA has unveiled its plans to centralise the selling of television rights for the qualifying matches of the national teams of UEFA members for the European Championships and the World Cup. View More

3 times Tour de France winner Alberto Contador provisionally suspended for a anti-doping rule violation - On 30 September 2010, the Union Cycliste Internationale ("UCI") announced that 3 time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador had been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test on the second day of this year's Tour de France.  View More

The Olympics, Paralympics and London Olympics Association Rights (Infringement Proceedings) Regulations 2010 published - The regulations set out the orders the Courts may make to remedy the infringement of the London Olympics association right over intellectual property. View More  

Posted by Giulio Coraggio on Monday 18 Oct 2010

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