Greek sports law: sport and the state - part 1

Greek sports law: sport and the state - part 1
Monday, 02 April 2012

Sport is a combination of physical and mental activities that is governed by a set of rules or customs with social, educational, entertaining and cultural dimensions.1 In Greece sport is characterised as a fundamental social right by the State and is protected at a constitutional level.2 This article will focus on the recognition of sport as a fundamental right in Greece. In part one of this article the author will examine the most important parts of the Sports Law in Greece (law 2725/1999 ‘the law’), examining how sport institutions are structured in Greece, and how this effects the relationship between the stakeholders in sport.

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