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European Commission sends Statement of Objections to International Skating Union on its eligibility rules

The European Commission has issued a Statement of Objections to the International Skating Union (ISU), setting out its preliminary view that the ISU rules under which athletes face penalties for participation in unauthorised speed skating events are in breach of Article 101. According to the Commission, 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. The Commission's preliminary view is that the rules restrict the athletes' commercial freedom unduly and result in a situation where they are not willing to participate in speed skating events other than those organised by the ISU or its members (national federations). The Commission is concerned that this prevents new entrants from organising alternative international speed skating events because they are unable to attract top athletes. Click here.



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