The Finnish Market Court finds no error by the national competition authority in not investigating alleged abuse by national sports federation (Suomen Ampumaurheiluliitto)

The Finnish Market Court has found that a decision by the national Competition Authority to dismiss a complaint about a sports federation was appropriate. X, a Finnish shooting sports athlete, had filed a complaint (a request for investigation) with the Finnish Competition Authority [1], submitting that the Competition Authority should investigate actions by the Finnish Shooting Sport Federation (Suomen Ampumaurheiluliitto). X argued that the Finnish Shooting Sport Federation could be abusing its dominant market position in the context of athlete contracts. According to X, the potential abuse related to the terms of athlete contracts affecting athletes' relationships with partners or sponsors and possibilities for an athlete to continue cooperation with earlier sponsors after signing

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Katri Havu, The Finnish Market Court finds no error by the national competition authority in not investigating alleged abuse by national sports federation (Suomen Ampumaurheiluliitto), 5 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 53945

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