Research Handbook on EU Sports Law and Policy
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Research Handbook on EU Sports Law and Policy

Edited by Jack Anderson, Richard Parrish and Borja García

The EU’s influence on sport has traditionally focused on the socio-economic and cultural impact. This Research Handbook on EU Sports Law explores the development of the 'European dimension' in sport, and the concomitant legal issues including, competition law, state aid and free movement of persons. The application of such areas of EU law to sport and the influence of EU law on key policy issues such as, doping, match-fixing and governance, are detailed in this comprehensive collection. The topical chapters by experts in their field, also touch upon the future evolution of EU sports law.
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Chapter 9: EU action on sports statistics

Wladimir Andreff


Starting from an historical and methodological background of statistical accounting the sports economy, the chapter focuses on the European Union’s sport satellite accounts. The three – statistical, narrow, and broad – definitions of the sport sector adopted in Vilnius in 2007 are presented as well as the data required to fill the corresponding classes of CPA (Classification of Products by Activity) and some methodological tricks to be overcome. The results are exhibited for ten countries’ national sport satellite accounts published so far, then an estimation of the economic weight of sports-related activities in nationwide total in 2005. Then a discussion follows regarding the merits and hindrances met in elaborating on EU sport satellite accounts, which delineates the limits of this statistical and accounting exercise and opens avenues for further research.

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