Civil liability for damage of life and health in sports relations

The article defines the concept of civil liability in the field of sports. The key features of civil liability for damage to life and health in the field of sports are outlined. The author identified the main grounds for civil liability in the field of sports. Notwithstanding the risk nature of sporting activities by themselves, an athlete may be found guilty of a civil offense if gross negligance or intention is discovered in his actions to harm the opponent’s health. The author emphasizes the lawfulness of actions of a participant in sporting events, where the violation and the associated injury is insignificant, and the athlete’s actions are not invented. Therefore, when determining responsibility for damages incurred in sporting competitions, it is necessary to take into account the degree of fault of the person who caused the damage and, depending on this, to make a decision on bringing him to civil liability