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Volume 6 No. 264
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EuroLeague Welcomes EU's Ruling On Int'l Skating Union

The EuroLeague released a statement following the EU's ruling on two professional ice skaters' complaint against the Int'l Skating Union. The league said in the statement, "As a direct consequence of the ISU ruling, FIBA will no longer be able to:

  • Sanction or threaten to sanction clubs for participating in Euroleague Commercial Assets’ (ECA) competitions (EuroLeague & EuroCup) as opposed to FIBA competitions (FIBA Basketball Champions League & FIBA Europe Cup).
  • Sanction or threaten to sanction domestic leagues for their clubs choosing to participate in ECA’s competitions as opposed to FIBA’s competitions.
  • Sanction or threaten to sanction officials or referee coaches for officiating in ECA’s competitions.
  • Sanction or threaten to sanction national federations including their national teams for clubs from their territory choosing to participate in ECA’s competitions."
The statement added, "After making many efforts to resolve the above with FIBA, in 2016 Euroleague Basketball presented a complaint to the European Commission warning that FIBA was conducting similar practices to ISU, requesting the modification or elimination of a number of articles that prevented the freedom of choice of clubs, players, coaches, officials and referee coaches to participate in competitions that are not recognised by FIBA, which currently allow FIBA to issue severe sanctions" (EuroLeague).