Sport as Culture in EC Law

  • Stephen Weatherill
Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)


My approach in this paper will be to inquire into aspects of the business of sport that are treated as different from ‘normal’ businesses; to inquire what legal devices reflect these special characteristics; and then to consider whether the distinct treatment is justified, which will involve not only consideration of the peculiar economic context of organized sport but also some assessment of the perceived ‘cultural quality’ of sport. Are sport’s cultural properties being burned off by commercial growth?


Transfer System Professional Sport Professional Football Sport League Rich Club 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Somerville CollegeOxfordUK

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