The EU Commission decides that an international sport association has breached European competition rules (International Skating Union)

Antitrust: International Skating Union's restrictive penalties on athletes breach EU competition rules* The European Commission has decided that International Skating Union (ISU) rules imposing severe penalties on athletes participating in speed skating competitions that are not authorised by the ISU are in breach of EU antitrust law. The ISU must now change these rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "International sports federations play an important role in athletes' careers - they protect their health and safety and the integrity of competitions. However, the severe penalties the International Skating Union imposes on skaters also serve to protect its own commercial interests and prevent others from setting up their own events. The ISU

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European Commission, The EU Commission decides that an international sport association has breached European competition rules (International Skating Union), 8 December 2017, e-Competitions December 2017, Art. N° 85430

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