The EU Commission opens formal investigation into eligibility rules of a professional sport association (International Skating Union)

Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into International Skating Union's eligibility rules* The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into International Skating Union (ISU) rules that permanently ban skaters from competitions such as the Winter Olympics and the ISU World and European Championships if they take part in events not approved by the ISU. The investigation follows a complaint by two Dutch ice speed skaters, Mark Tuitert and Niels Kerstholt. The Commission will in particular investigate whether ISU rules are unduly preventing athletes from exercising their profession by putting disproportionate and unjustified obstacles in the way of companies not linked to the ISU that want to organise

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European Commission, The EU Commission opens formal investigation into eligibility rules of a professional sport association (International Skating Union), 5 October 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2015, Art. N° 76094

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