IU Professor to Help Settle Olympic Disputes

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With events already underway, an Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor is at the Winter Olympics to help resolve legal disputes. Gary Roberts is one of nine people in the world, and two in the U.S., chosen to act as arbitrators during the games in Sochi, Russia. He says potential issues include doping, gender challenges and corrupt judges. During a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Roberts said he is joining arbitrators from nations including Australia, China, Russia, Italy and France. Roberts is one of about 350 members of the Court of Arbitration for Sport Judges. He says he received an email from the head of the court asking if he would be interested.

Despite continuing concerns about security, Roberts says he feels safe at the games. He says there are approximately 100,000 armed police officers and soldiers providing security.

Roberts served as dean of IU's law school from 2007-2013. He previously served as a faculty member at Tulane University Law School for 24 years. He directed the school's Sports Law Program.

The Winter Olympics run through February 23 in Sochi.

Source: Inside INdiana Business