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Football 26 May 2018 | 1:03 AM

Players union says freedom of movement not negotiable

ZURICH (Reuters) - Footballers will not accept any restrictions to their freedom of movement rights in the European Union, their global union said on Friday in reply to comments by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin the day before.

Other Sport 05 Oct 2015 | 5:37 PM

EU regulators to probe International Skating Union eligibility rules

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators launched on Monday an investigation into rules by the International Skating Union which prevent skaters from taking part in its competitions if they take part in non-ISU approved events.

Other Sport 11 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Real’s Ronaldo granted Spanish citizenship

Real Madrid's Ronaldo has been granted Spanish citizenship, meaning he will no longer take one of the club's three berths for non-European Union players.

Football 29 Jan 2016 | 7:28 PM

Britain leaving EU would hurt its football clubs, chairwoman says

LONDON (Reuters) - British soccer teams could find it harder to sign top European players and some players may be forced to leave if the country exits the European Union, one of the leading women in the sport said on Friday.

Other Sport 14 Nov 2017 | 8:21 PM

Exclusive - EU set to rule in favour of speed skaters over ISU ban threat: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators are set to back speed skaters who want to compete in new money-spinning events outside the control of the sport's governing body, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 03 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

FIFA president Blatter seeks limits on overseas players

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will urge its Congress to support his campaign for all clubs to field at least six home-grown players, despite anticipated opposition from the European Union.

Other Sport 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cotonou agreement effectively ends all sporting quotas

Restrictions on foreigners playing for European Union (EU) clubs virtually ended for good when France enforced the Cotonou agreement allowing Africans and people from the Caribbean to work freely across Europe.

Other Sport 18 Jul 2013 | 11:47 PM

Court rules UK, Belgium can keep World Cup soccer on free TV

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and Belgium can keep major sports events like soccer's World Cup on free TV, the European Union's top court ruled on Thursday, rejecting appeals from the sport's governing bodies that wanted to sell them instead to cash-rich pay TV companies.

Motorsport 22 Feb 2016 | 6:21 PM

'Brexit' would not affect F1, says Ecclestone

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One would be unaffected by any British exit from the European Union, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Monday in an interview in which he supported those seeking to leave.

Football 07 Sep 2016 | 9:47 PM

Brexit will make it harder for England to win hosting rights - FA

(Reuters) - Britain's decision to leave the European Union will make it tougher for England to win the right to host future World Cup and European Championship tournaments, English Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Clarke has said.