Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

  • CAS is an international quasi-judicial body
  • It is established to settle disputes related to sport through arbitration.
  • Its Headquarter is located in Lausanne (Switzerland).
  • Its courts are located in New York, Sydney and Lausanne.
  • According to rule 61 of the Olympic Charter, all disputes in connection with the Olympic Games can only be submitted to CAS.
  • Since 2016, an anti-doping division of CAS was given full authority to judge doping cases at the Olympic Games. It had replaced earlier mechanism of the IOC disciplinary commission.
  • Why in news? CAS has banned Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years in doping case

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