Release:2017, Vol. 3. №1
About the author:Yuliya P. Popova, Cand. Sci. (Jur.), Senior Lecturer, Department of Criminal Law and Process, Institute for State and Law, Tyumen State University; email@example.com
The article analyses certain provisions of the Federal Law of November 22, 2016 no 396-FZ “On the Amendments to the Federal Law ‘On Physical Culture and Sport in the Russian Federation’ in the Part of Regulation of Sports of the Higher Achievements and Professional Sports”. For the first time the Federal Law regulates the legal status of sports agent. The Agency activities in the sports field used to be regulated exclusively by local corporate acts adopted on the basis of the major sports organizations. Currently, the legal status of sports agent is inconclusive. Alongside with the rights and responsibilities sporting sanctions are described, and there is (only partially) criminal liability. The administrative and criminal liability for illegal participation in games of chance is not provided, which includes betting offices and totalizators sports agents, as well as the sportsmen, sports judges, trainers, heads of sports teams and other participants of official sports competitions. The paper argues the need to include a sports agent in the number of independent subjects of responsibility for the provision of illegal influence on the results of official sports competitions and entertainment commercial contest. According to the existing interpretation of the rules, they can be only an accomplice in the crimes enshrined in article 184 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. In the procedure of law making, the legislator is requested to eliminate the deficiencies in the administrative and criminal laws.