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Market test on commitments of DOSB and IOC

Date of issue: 21.12.2017

Administrative proceeding against the German Olympic Sports Confederation (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund, DOSB) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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The Bundeskartellamt is currently conducting an administrative proceeding against the German Olympic Sports Confederation (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund, DOSB) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Bundeskartellamt suspects that the current application of Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter for athletes and sponsors in Germany restricts competition and that DOSB and IOC are abusing their dominant position. The proceeding was initiated on the basis of a complaint by the Federal Association of the German Sports Goods Industry and in connection with press reports on the last Olympic Games.

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