77. Nationality discrimination.

The European Court of Justice has held that there must be no discrimination on grounds of nationality in the exercise of sporting activities within the member states1. This may extend to amateur sports2. There is an exception where what is involved is a question of purely sporting interest and has nothing to do with economic activity3. However, nationality based players' quota in club competitions have been held to have infringed the right to free movement of workers4.

Nationals of EEA States have similar rights not to be discriminated against on grounds of nationality, as do nationals of third countries which