The IOC Executive Board (EB) concluded three days of meetings in St Petersburg, Russia, today with discussions on a universal Olympic betting monitoring system and a decision to allow presentations by IOC presidential hopefuls to the full IOC membership in Lausanne this summer.
The Board agreed with a report to begin work on the establishment of an Olympic Movement monitoring system based on that in place during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The goal is to make the system available to the International Federations during major competitions to share information regarding suspicious betting activity.
The Founding Working Group (FWG) on the Fight against Irregular and Illegal Betting in Sport will be tasked with overseeing the preparation and development of the system.
The EB also approved a proposal to allow candidates vying to become the next president of the IOC to present their mandates to the full IOC membership on 4 July in Lausanne. Candidates have until 6 June to announce their intention to run in the election, which is scheduled to take place on 10 September at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The EB has granted provisional recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) after the International Federation fulfilled all the criteria of the IOC recognition procedure. The EB noted that the WFDF is a rapidly growing Federation with tremendous youth appeal, a strong grounding in Olympic ideals, gender equality and good governance, including WADA compliance. The EB welcomes the Federation into the Olympic family.
IOC President Jacques Rogge, during the press conference (c) IOC/Richard Juilliart