Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 18 July 2006.

David Meca-Medina and Igor Majcen v Commission of the European Communities.

Appeal - Rules adopted by the International Olympic Committee concerning doping control - Incompatibility with the Community rules on competition and freedom to provide services - Complaint - Rejection.

Case C-519/04 P.



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Judgment (OJ)
16/09/2006 Meca-Medina and Majcen v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2006:492
18/07/2006 Meca-Medina and Majcen v Commission
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2006:492
18/07/2006 Meca-Medina and Majcen v Commission
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2006:201
23/03/2006 Meca-Medina and Majcen v Commission
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Application (OJ)
18/02/2005 Meca-Medina and Majcen v Commission
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Reports of Cases

2006 I-06991

Subject-matter

Appeal against the judgment of the Court of First Instance (Fourth Chamber) of 30 September 2004 in Case T-313/02 Meca-Medina and Majcen v Commission, dismissing as unfounded an application for annulment of a decision rejecting a complaint following a proceeding pursuant to Articles 81 EC and 82 EC – Anti-doping legislation

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-01 Principles and citizenship of the Union
    B-01.02 Objectives and foundations of the Community
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.00 General
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-07 Competition
    B-07.00 General
      B-07.00.03 Matters covered
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-07 Competition
    B-07.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      B-07.01.01 Prohibition of agreements, decisions and concerted practices
        B-07.01.01.01 Agreements of undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 20/12/2004

Date of the Opinion

  • 23/03/2006

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

18/07/2006


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 57 from 05.03.2005, p.16

Judgment: OJ C 224 from 16.09.2006, p.8

Name of the parties

Meca-Medina and Majcen v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Mangeat, Grégoire: Anti-doping and competition law, European Law Reporter 2006 p.365-368 (EN)
  2. Komárek, Jan: Kontrola dopingu ve sportu a právo Společenství, Soudní rozhledy : mesícník ceské, zahranicní a evropské judikatury : nová soudní rozhodnutí vydávaná redakcí casopisu Právní rozhledy ve spoluprác jednotlivymi soudci 2006 p.362-363 (CS)
  3. Arhel, Pierre: Activité des juridictions communautaires en droit de la concurrence (juillet-août 2006), Petites affiches. La Loi / Le Quotidien juridique 2006 nº 231 p.13-14 (FR)
  4. Sluijs, J.J.M. ; Van Woerkom, M.C.A.: Meca-Medina en Majcen (hogere voorziening): Convergentie gepreciseerd, Wouters bevestigd, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2006 p.248-253 (NL)
  5. Wathelet, Melchior: L'arrêt Meca-Medina et Majcen: plus qu'un coup dans l'eau, Revue de jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles 2006 p.1799-1809 (FR)
  6. Fabiano, Laura: Il diritto disciplinare sportivo e la tutela della concorrenza: qualche riflessione sul rapporto fra il diritto comunitario ed il fenomeno del doping, Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo 2006 p.1867-1873 (IT)
  7. Adobati, Enrica: Alla normativa sportiva si applicano gli artt. 81-82 sulla concorrenza, Diritto comunitario e degli scambi internazionali 2006 p.540-542 (IT)
  8. Mok, M.R.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2006 nº 637 (NL)
  9. Idot, Laurence: Contrôle des réglementations sportives, Europe 2006 Octobre nº 290 p.23-24 (FR)
  10. Weatherill, Stephen: Anti-doping revisited - the demise of the rule of "purely sporting interest"?, European Competition Law Review 2006 p.645-657 (EN)
  11. Miège, Colin: Contrôle d'une réglementation anti-dopage au regard des règles communautaires de concurrence, La Semaine juridique - édition générale 2006 II 10194 p.2227-2229 (FR)
  12. Cheynel, Benjamin: Les règles antidopage du CIO relèvent bien du droit communautaire de la concurrence, Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2006 nº 9 p.51 (FR)
  13. Szyszczak, Erika: Competition and sport, European Law Review 2007 p.95-110 (EN)
  14. Prieto, Catherine: Chronique de jurisprudence du Tribunal et de la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes. Concurrence, Journal du droit international 2007 p.662-664 (FR)
  15. Zylberstein, Julien: Collision entre idéaux sportifs et contingences économiques dans l'arrêt Meca-Medina, Cahiers de droit européen 2007 p.213-237 (FR)
  16. Anthimos, A.: Armenopoulos 2007 p.481-482 (EL)
  17. Auneau, Gérard: L'approche contrastée de la justice communautaire sur la qualification des règles sportives, Revue trimestrielle de droit européen 2007 p.365-377 (FR)
  18. Icard, Philippe: La spécificité du sport menacée?, Recueil Le Dalloz 2007 p.635-639 (FR)
  19. Papadopoulos, Th.: Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaïkou Dikaiou 2007 p.133-135 (EL)
  20. Koncewicz, Tomasz Tadeusz ; Rischka, Beata: Walka z dopingiem czy doping do walki?, Palestra - Pismo Adwokatury Polskiej 2008 Vol.9-10 p.210-217 (PL)
  21. Zylberstein, Julien: L'arrêt Olivier Bernard: une avancée significative pour la formation des sportifs, Revue du marché commun et de l'Union européenne 2010 nº 543 p.653-661 (FR)
  22. Kolasiński, Marek Krzysztof: Z orzecznictwa Europejskiego Trybunału Sprawiedliwości – Teza wyroku z 18 VII 2006 w sprawie Meca-Medina i Majcen, C-519/04 (zastosowanie unijnego prawa konkurencji do sportu) - Glosa, Państwo i Prawo 2010 Vol. 11 p.130-135 (PL)
  23. Weatherill, Stephen: Leading cases in sports law (Ed. TMC Asser Press - The Hague) 2013 p.137-151 (EN)
  24. Weatherill, Stephen: Anti-Doping Rules and EC Law, European Sports Law (Ed. Asser Press - The Hague) 2014 p.283-293 (EN)
  25. Horn, Srefan: Meca-Medina, Inspirationen des Sportrechts (Ed. 2016, Duncker & Humblot GmbH, Berlin) 2016 p.275-306 (DE)
  26. Kornbeck, Jacob: « Le geste sportif »: ein alternatives Unterscheidungsmerkmal zu den „besonderen Merkmalen“ des Sports nach Art. AEUV Artikel 165 AEUV?, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2017 p.603-606 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Freedom to provide services
  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
  • - Dominant position

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds
  • Appeals : application granted

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Léger

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French