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For questions about the relationship between juridical law and sporting activities.

Questions about the rules and regulations of a sport, sometimes known in the parlance of that sport as "laws" should be tagged with or its synonym .

Questions about legal issues where sports and sporting involvement are immaterial or coincidental, and could be replaced by any other industry or activity without changing the answer, are off-topic, and should instead be asked at Law Stack Exchange.

Due to the widespread popularity of many sports and the potential for harm, either as a direct result of participation or indirectly through social and political and financial aspects, many governments place legal limitations and obligations on sporting bodies or sport events that occur within their jurisdiction. They may regulate any and all aspects of sports, including who can be involved and where they can take place, or forbid certain (parts of) sports entirely.

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