This book strikes a balance between international sporting governing bodies´ interests and values enshrined in rules regarding sporting nationality on one hand, and athletes´ rights under EU law on the other. It argues that some rules governing athletes´ eligibility in national teams in their current form, notably certain waiting periods, quotas for naturalised athletes or athletes having previously played for another country, and rules prohibiting the change of sporting nationality, constitute a disproportionate restriction on athletes´ rights under EU citizenship, free movement of persons, competition law or fundamental rights. Accordingly, the book subsequently presents concrete recommendations for international sporting governing bodies on how to reconcile their interests and values with the rights that athletes enjoy under EU law. As such, it offers an essential guide for these bodies and their representatives, as well as for athletes, academics and practitioners in the fields of law and sports.
Sporting Nationality in the Context of European Union Law:Seeking a Balance between Sporting Bodies´ Interests and Athletes´ Rights SpringerBriefs in Law Jan Exner
Sporting Nationality in the Context of European Union Law:Seeking a Balance between Sporting Bodies´ Interests and Athletes´ Rights. 1st ed. 2019. 2019 Jan Exner
The world´s largest retailer, Walmart, has moved into Europe, with UK as its next target after Germany. Walmart operates about 3,601 stores, employs more than 910,000 people globally, and last year´s sales amounted to $137.6 billion (85.7 billion pounds). This figure no doubt makes the owners of many corner shops and small retail chains shudder. About 90 million customers are being served on a weekly basis with outlets in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, China, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and South Korea. Walmart has undoubtedly been the leader of all other discount chains. Its enormous US stores, which are twice the size of the biggest European hypermarket, sell everything from clothing to food to hardware to sporting goods. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kent Bates. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074341/bk_acx0_074341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Champion motorcyclist and truck racer, television presenter, practical joker or just plain survivor - Steve Parrish has been called them all. Parrish Times tracks his amazing journey over the last four decades, through a roller-coaster ride of emotions in surely the most dangerous and exhilarating sporting arena there is. The first phase of Steve´s life sees him in the 1970s competing for the world motorcycle championship with legendary teammate Barry Sheene on a Suzuki. Then, after retiring from motorcycle racing in 1986, Steve manages a successful Yamaha factory team to three British Superbike Championship titles and starts a successful truck racing career, taking both the European and British Truck Racing titles in 1990. He became the most successful truck racer ever, retiring in 2002. Steve also proved to be a natural commentator, first for BBC radio, then transferring to television with Sky, ITV and Eurosport. Against this backdrop of sporting triumph are the notorious pranks: posing as a medical doctor to allow John Hopkins to fly from Japan to the Australian GP; impersonating Barry Sheene in a qualifying session; owning a fire engine, a hearse and an ambulance - parking it on double yellow lines with the doors open in visits to his local bank. It´s a funny, hell-raising account of life - and death - in the fast lane that will keep readers enthralled to the end. Barry Sheene´s final words to his best friend sum it up: ´Neither of us will die wondering.´ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Parrish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001836/bk_orio_001836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With The Rider, Tim Krabbé has created a book unique in the ranks of sporting literature. He describes one 150-kilometre race in just 150 pages. In the course of the narrative, we get to know the forceful, bumbling Lebusque, the aesthete Barthelemy, the Young Turk Reilhan, and the mysterious rider from Cycles Goff´. Krabbé battles with and against each of them in turn, failing on the descents, shining on the climbs, suffering on the (false) flats. The outcome of the race is, in fact, merely the last stanza of an exciting and too-brief paean to stamina, suffering, and the redeeming power of humour. This is not a history of road racing, a hagiography of the European greats or even a factual account of his own amateur cycling career. Instead, Krabbé allows us to race with him, inside his skull as it were, during a mythical Tour de Mont Aigoual. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004193/bk_adbl_004193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In addition to its wealth of cultural sights, the European Alps offer a wider range of outdoor recreation than any other similarly sized region in the world. Adventurers of all ages hike hut-to-hut on multi-day treks, skiers slide year-round on glacial slopes, and Sunday walkers stroll forested trails. Bikers loop icy blue lakes, and mountaineers scale up waterfalls and down canyon cliffs. Europeans cherish their wilderness areas, and none more so than the pristine forests of the Alps. Modern adventurers run the gamut from rich to poor, young to old, and native to transient foreigner. So take a look around. That bus driver… This tour guide… Your hotel concierge… They may just be showing you the Europe they think you want to see. Take a moment to ask how they spend their own free time - odds are that each will spend a day outdoors this weekend. Want to know where they go? Soaring to Europe´s loftiest heights, the majestic Mont Blanc nestles in eastern France, anchoring the s between France, the southwestern corner of Switzerland, and the northwestern corner of Italy. The mountain provides a focal point for adventurers in all three countries. Although other Alpine regions in France certainly merit consideration, Chamonix is by far the most convenient for a quick introduction to the French Alps. The cheerful old town sees a steady, year-round stream of sporting tourists who come to enjoy its legendary mountaineering challenges and skiing terrain. The resort of Courmayeur, Italy, lies at the opposite end of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, and the Valais region of Switzerland nestles just over the Col des Montes pass. The region´s vast wealth of natural sights and cultural diversity make it an outstanding option for a quick, looping tour of the Alps. This guide tells you all about the things to do in the area, the hikes, walks and bike trails, where to stay and eat, what to see and do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chiquito Crasto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022387/bk_acx0_022387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.