- 12 Sep 2019
…that the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, also known as the Macolin Convention, entered into force on 1 September?
Launched in 2014, the Convention is the only legally-binding international treaty promoting global cooperation to tackle the manipulation of sports competitions. It covers a wide range of issues, including match-fixing, illegal betting, poor governance, inside information, conflicts of interests and the use of sports clubs as shell companies.
Whilst the document is addressed at governments (non-European states may also be signatories), the IOC has supported the drafting and promotion of the Convention since the start of the process. Parties are to “encourage sports organisations and competition organisers to adopt and implement rules to combat competition manipulation” and to promote measures including monitoring, reporting and awareness-raising. Furthermore, sports organisations are key partners in the establishment of National Platforms in each country. Read more.