In 1996 the International Council of Arbitration for Sport created an ad hoc Division of CAS to be present at the Olympic Games in Atlanta and to determine, generally within a 24-hour period, any dispute arising during the Games. The philosophy behind its creation has been articulated by the Swiss Federal Tribunal1. It has been replicated at all subsequent summer and winter Olympiads, at Commonwealth Games as well latterly at Asian Games and Asian Beach Games: CAS has also had ad hoc divisions in absentia at the UEFA European Football Championships and FIFA World Cups.
The basis for the CAS
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