The EU Commission sends a statement of objections to an international sport association suspected to have breached EU antitrust rules (International Skating Union)

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to International Skating Union on its eligibility rules* The European Commission has informed the International Skating Union (ISU) of its preliminary view that the ISU rules under which athletes face severe penalties for participation in unauthorised speed skating events are in breach of EU antitrust rules. The ISU eligibility rules ban skaters from international speed skating events such as the Olympic Games or the World Championship, if they participate in international speed skating events that are not approved by the ISU. If skaters break these rules, they can face up to a life-time ban. The Commission's preliminary view is that the rules restrict the athletes' commercial freedom unduly and result in a situation where they are

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European Commission, The EU Commission sends a statement of objections to an international sport association suspected to have breached EU antitrust rules (International Skating Union), 27 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 81352

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