Article 2 Definitions - EURO

Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
Enforcement Date
3 May 2024

In these regulations, the use of the masculine form refers equally to the feminine, and vice versa.


In the context of these regulations, the following definitions apply:

Association imagery

In relation to any participating association, that association’s (and its team’s) name, nicknames, symbols, emblems, logos, marks, designations, shirts and other kit colours and designs (with or without any references to the shirt manufacturer).

Commercial affiliate

An official sponsor or other commercial partner appointed by UEFA for the competition.

Commercial rights

Any and all commercial rights and opportunities in and in relation to the competition including media rights, marketing rights and data rights.

Data rights

The right to compile and exploit statistics and other data in relation to the competition.


The occurrence of one or more of the anti-doping rule violations set out in the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.

Host association

The association organising a qualifying match or one of the associations designated by the UEFA Executive Committee to stage the final tournament.

Host broadcaster (HB)

The media production team (including official broadcast partners), responsible among other things for the multilateral production of the television and media promotion and coverage of the competition (references to "international media", "media representatives" and other similar references include host broadcaster within their meaning).

Local organising structure (LOS)

The working group or separate entity, which is specifically created by the host association of the final tournament, consisting of the persons representing the host association, the host city authorities and/or the relevant host country authorities as well as any other third party (including authorities) as decided by the host association, for ensuring the implementation and delivery of all final tournament matches.

Marketing rights

The right to exploit by any and all means and in any and all media whether now known or devised in the future any types of advertising (including electronic and virtual advertising), promotion (including ticket promotions), endorsement, public relations, marketing, merchandising, licensing, franchising, sponsorship, hospitality, concessions, travel and tourism, publishing, retailing, and all other commercial association rights and opportunities that are not media rights, promotional rights or data rights.

Media rights

The right to create, distribute and transmit on a linear and/or on-demand basis for reception at any time including on a live and/or delayed basis anywhere in the world by any and all means and in any and all media, whether now known or devised in the future (including all forms of television, radio, mobile, wireless and internet distribution), digital, audiovisual, visual and/or audio coverage of the competition and all associated and/or related rights, including fixed media, download and interactive rights.


In the context of these regulations, any phrase introduced by the terms "including", "include", "in particular", "for example" or any similar expression is illustrative and does not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms.