The threats of modern sport
The world of sport in recent years has suffered a number of serious threats that can be identified in discrimination, doping, match fixing and violence.
Such phenomena are profoundly contrary to the principles and core values of sport, undermining its integrity and credibility, and very often also pose serious dangers to the health of participants.
This work, conceived and structured on the basis of a common thread running through all the chapters, was created with the aim of illustrating the origins and reference legislation of these phenomena, analysing some of the most relevant concrete cases and outlining the possible implications and prospects for the near future. Without claiming to provide solutions, but aware that only in-depth knowledge of these issues is a fundamental starting point for a fairer, more inclusive and cleaner sport.
Sports Law and Policies in the European Union
The most relevant aspects of sport, for the European Union, concern the economic element, individual freedoms and social value.
Aspects in the face of which, through the pronouncements of the Court of Justice, the autonomy of sport has inevitably had to take a back seat. Is it really still the case? With the Lisbon Treaty, and Article
165 of the TFEU, the European Union associated sport with ‘specificity’ for the first time in the Treaties.
The aim of this volume is to provide an insight into the sports phenomenon within the policies of the European Union, through a critical analysis of the evolution of relations, from the acts of the institutions to the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice relevant to free movement, competition and television rights. A concrete and innovative approach to such a complex and fascinating subject.
Sport, the European Union and human rights
The sporting phenomenon, in the various guises it has taken over the past fifty years, has entered overbearingly into multiple sectors of society, requiring it to adapt to the new reality as well. Thus, from the study of the rules of sport to its use as a privileged tool even in the field of international relations, sport has established itself as a no longer negligible component in many contexts of interaction.
The purpose of this volume is to provide an insight into the phenomenon of sport from its main governing structures, to its implications on EU regulations, to the contribution it can make in the field of human rights protection and promotion.
The Athenaeum Centre for Human Rights recognised the importance of these issues by activating a specific teaching of ‘Human Rights and Sport in EU Law’, co-funded under the European Commission’s Jean Monnet programme.
Community Sports Law
The rules of sport in the light of the European Union’s most significant interventions on the subject; the relevant EU case law on free movement and antitrust law; media rights and abuse of dominant position; doping in Italian and foreign law with precise references to the case law of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.
A comprehensive text that methodically and scientifically traces the main issues in the EU context related to the sporting phenomenon, from the centrality of the European Union to the principle of specificity.
‘EU Sport Law’ stems from the experience of a major international conference organised by the University of Padua in 2008 (‘The Role of Sport in the European Union: Social Commitment, Economic Impact and the Fight Against Doping’), which allowed for the exchange of ideas and the contribution of numerous experts and enthusiasts in the field. The result is this collected work, divided into three chapters, which, while not claiming to be exhaustive, first takes care to harmonise the major macro areas under research with a synthesis result that is also remarkable in the panorama of the most recent doctrine. And indeed, the heterogeneous background of the authors guarantees the plurality of thought that is indispensable for tackling these wide-ranging issues.
European Sports Law
The book deals with law applied to the sporting sciences and sport in general and the increased interest this has had in recent years.
The handbook is intended for students of exercise science as well as for all those interested in the subject as well as experts and practitioners in the field of sports law. The author provided with a ‘doctrinal’ slant an analysis of the case law without neglecting disciplinary changes.