In order to resolve sports-related disputes through arbitration and mediation, two bodies are hereby created:
the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS)
the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The disputes to which a federation, association or other sports-related body is a party are a matter for arbitration pursuant to this Code, only insofar as the statutes or regulations of the bodies or a specific agreement so provide. The seat of both ICAS and CAS is Lausanne, Switzerland.
The purpose of ICAS is to facilitate the resolution of sports-related disputes through arbitration or mediation and to safeguard the independence of CAS and the rights of the parties. It is alos responsible for the administration and financing of CAS.
CAS maintains a list of arbitrators, and provides for the arbitral resolution of sports-related disputes through arbitration conducted by Panels composed of one or three arbitrators. CAS comprises of an Ordinary Arbitration Division and an Appeals Arbitration Division. CAS maintains a list of mediators, and provides for the resolution of sports-related disputes through mediation. The mediation procedure is governed by the CAS Mediation Rules.