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Can, and do, Formula 1 driver contracts forbid transferring to a competitor?

Suppose that after 2023, Mercedes did not renew Lewis Hamilton's contract. Could Hamilton go to another main team such as Red Bull or Ferrari as a driver? Can F1 driver contracts forbid transferring ...
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Consequences outside the game for grievous fouls in football?

A theoretical situation brought to mind by the recent Croatia-Denmark game. It's the world cup final. I'm a defender for Aland. Its the final minute of extra time and we look certain to go to ...
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How are combat sports legal?

Sports such as boxing, UFC, MMA, etc involve heavy fighting. If such fights happen outside of the rink, the athletes would face criminal charges. So how are these events legal? Are there deals made ...
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Why is match fixing illegal?

With all eyes on FIFA in the past days, I tend to wonder, why match fixing (or tournament fixing) is illegal in any sport. I understand that fixing violates the rules of the governing body of a ...
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What is the legal basis for fining players for out-of-game actions?

How is it that sports leagues are able to fine players for things like expressing their displeasure with the league or its employees, or wearing the wrong clothes? There must be some sort of special ...
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Is sport betting legal in Europe or America?

I tried to google, but could not get a clear picture. It is illegal in India to Bet on sports like cricket and football. Is it true that betting is not prohibited in USA or the European countries? I ...
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