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The workshop gathered together representatives from the Argentinian police forces, the government, betting entities and sports organisations, and aimed at assisting these key stakeholders in addressing the criminal challenge posed by competition manipulation and other threats to the integrity of sport.
“On the one hand, it is about enabling a coordinated national approach in Argentina and, on the other, laying the foundations for the international cooperation required in this field,” said IOC Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Pâquerette Girard Zappelli. “This workshop was an important starting point for the close collaboration of all key stakeholders in Argentina, the IOC and INTERPOL, which will be essential in the run-up to the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires in October 2018.”
"Match-fixing is being used by criminals to make and launder money. More than ever, we as a policing community need to stay ahead of them and improve cooperation at the national and international level,” said Commissioner Claudio Rodriguez Mendoza from the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Buenos Aires.
Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, has reiterated the IOC’s commitment and drive to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport. A number of other measures have thus been initiated and implemented, including robust educational awareness programmes at the Youth Olympic Games and Olympic Games to protect events from any kind of manipulation.
Learn more about the various IOC integrity initiatives here.