Which sport model in Europe?
The document edited by the Commission started from the observation that all sports are organized according to a pyramidal structure, the base of which is formed by the multiple sports associations rooted locally. Above them come the national federations, which federate not only clubs but also the departmental and/or regional levels, which are themselves affiliated to an international federation. As such, they are responsible for the organization and promotion of their discipline on the national territory, as well as its representation on the international level. They set up the national championships at the end of which official titles are awarded and exercise a regulatory role, with the power to impose disciplinary sanctions on their affiliated members. These federations are in a monopoly situation, as there is only one organization per country responsible for representing and managing a given sport. At...
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