The EU Commission Commission sends a statement of objections to an international sports association because of the possible incompatibility of its governance rules with competition law (International Skating Union)

International sport governing bodies and competition law - up to a ‘ban of banning’ for participation in unauthorised events organized by rival governing bodies. European Commission ready to set an example with the International Skaters Union? After opening a formal investigation into the International Skating Union's (‘ISU’) eligibility rules in October 2015, the Commission sends a Statement of Objections to the ISU. The Decision that probably will follow can reshape the way in which sport governing bodies have to deal with concurring organisers and could reshape the European sport landscape. I. Entity under investigation The ISU, founded in 1892, is the international body governing figure and speed ice-skating throughout the world. It is the only international ice-skating federation

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  • Liège University - IEJE
  • Liege Competition and Innovation Institute

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Simon Troch, Carmen Mera, The EU Commission Commission sends a statement of objections to an international sports association because of the possible incompatibility of its governance rules with competition law (International Skating Union), 27 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 82616

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