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Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act which took effect July 26 1992 prohibits private employers state and local governments employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures hiring firing advancement compensation job training and other terms conditions and privileges of employment Americans with Disabilities Act1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act will enable society to benefit from the skills and talents of individuals with disabilities and will allow us to gain from their increased purchasing power and ability to use it From the first sight it may seem that the Americans with Disabilities Act has nothing to do with athletics and cannot have any impact on it However in the closer analysis it is seen what effects the Americans with Disabilities Act has on athletics Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 20 USC 1681 et seq prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial assistance Athletics are considered an integral part of an institutions education program and are therefore covered by this law However the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA contain no specific exemption for professional sports During the floor debate on the ADA no such exemption was even discussed The only mention of professional sports during these debates concerned the ADAs possible effects on the drug test policies of the National Football League the National Hockey League the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball Many people are afraid that the world of professional athletics is facing some radical changes Several federal cases have addressed the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to professional sports Casey Martin a professional golfer whose disability prevents him from walking a full round of golf sued the Professional Golf Association PGA Tour for the right to use a golf cart in PGA competition Another case was dealing with Ford Olinger also a professional golfer with a disability He sued
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