Sport Organisation and Governance University of Tsukuba
The objectives of this course are: i) to understand the governance structure of International Sport Federations (IFs) and National Sport Federations (NFs) and their business at the practical level as well as the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders involved in sports organizations; and ii) to discuss the system for promoting “Olympic Movement” (including anti-doping and dispute resolution) and the global model of governance in the field of sports, focusing on the interaction among stakeholders proposed by the International Olympic Committee. This course is organized by the expert practitioner.
1. Analyze the pyramidal structure and governance of Olympic sports. 2. Understand and be able to explain the principles in the Olympic Charter, including political neutrality and non-discrimination. 3. Assess the legitimacy of the rules relating to Olympic eligibility (including commercial restriction and anti-doping rules). 4. Understand the activities and roles of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and be able to introduce important jurisprudence. (Competence: Knowledge Utilization, Communication, Ethics, Expertise)
Grades will be marked on A+, A, B, C, D. Evaluation Rate is below: 70%: Report at the end-of-lecture, evaluated from structure, logical thinking ability, persuasiveness; and 30%: Class participation (including active participation, answer to questions in class). Attendance is confirmed by the viewing record of the lecture. Grades are evaluated by discussion and report.
Use both online (Asynchronous) and online(Synchronous) Online software will be used the Zoom. Video contents will be delivered by using the Microsoft Stream, if its will be used. Lecture materials and information will be distributed through the Manaba system of the University of Tsukuba. Students will be required to report on the content of this lecture. Lectures are conducted in English.Unit 1. Pyramidal Structure and Governance of Olympic Sports (December14, 4th） Unit 2. Establishment of the Governance Code for National Federations in Japan (December14 ,5th） Unit 3. Barring Political Expression at the Venues and Freedom of Speech (December21 ,4th） Unit 4. Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Gender and Fair Competition (December21 ,5th） Unit 5. Olympic Qualification and Selection Issues (January 11 ,4th） Unit 6. Issues concerning Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter (January 11 ,5th） Unit 7. UNESCO Convention and World Anti-Doping Code (January 25 ,4th） Unit 8. Russian Organized Doping Scandal and Subsequent Anti-Doping Systems (January 25 ,5th） Unit 9. Roles and activities of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (February 1 ,4th） Unit 10. Summary of the Course (February 1 ,5th）
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