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Sport and State Aid – Reining in the Populist Gesture

BY | January 14, 2014

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Ken Daly, Jan 14, 2014 Sport’s ability to capture public attention and generate intense loyalties and rivalries is…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Ken Daly, Jan 14, 2014

Sport’s ability to capture public attention and generate intense loyalties and rivalries is not overlooked by public representatives with budgets to spend. A recent focus by the European Commission on State Aid in sport has sought to reduce the risk of populist gestures causing controversy between Member States by clarifying how they may channel public money into their national sports teams and infrast

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