ARTICLES : SPORTS LAW – COMPETITION LAW – COMPATIBILITY OF RULES – NEW SPORT LAW IN 2012 - SALARY CAP – FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY - NEGOTIATION OF FOOTBALL BROADCASTING RIGHTS

Sports law and competition law : Recent developments

Recent developments in the football sector raise a number of questions concerning the compatibility of rules issued by the Sport Order with the principles of free competition. Whether this is an issue involving the new law passed in 2012 that establishes a salary cap, the announcement of the introduction of financial fair play, or the turmoil on the negotiation of football broadcasting rights, competition law reveals the difficulties and the excesses of the professional football sector.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introduction 1. At first glance, the study of the couple "sport - competition law" is not self-evident. The submission of the former to the latter does not appear obvious, especially if one examines the way in which the field of sport is often approached by European or national public authorities. The latter view sport as a factor in the development, health and fulfilment of individuals - in other words, as a necessary element for both personal and collective [1]development. As it is an entertainment, cultural and social activity, there would be no reason for it to be governed by economic law. 2. Nevertheless, the reality and emergence of a real "sports

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Jean-Christophe Roda, Sports law and competition law : Recent developments, September 2012, Concurrences N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48095, pp. 71-77

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