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IOC/Ian Jones
12 Sep 2019

NOC leaders briefed about Games-related integrity measures

The Chefs de Mission of the more than 200 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) which are due to participate in next year’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 met in the Japanese capital from 20 to 24 August to discuss operational details and receive the latest updates on the state of preparations. 

During the seminar, the Chefs de Mission were also briefed about the important topic of protecting athletes and the integrity of competitions at the Olympic Games. They were made familiar with the Code of Conduct and the “Tokyo 2020 Betting Rules”, which will need to be respected by all accreditation-holders. The Chefs de Mission were informed that all the Olympic competitions will be monitored closely in real time. Should any potential breaches be detected, disciplinary processes will be in place to follow up swiftly.  Through the Integrity Hotline, it will be possible for everyone to report suspicious activities, including ones related to competition manipulation, and any other infringements of the IOC Code of Ethics. With regard to prevention, the Chefs de Mission were asked to introduce their entire delegations (athletes, coaches and officials) to the IOC’s “Believe in Sport” campaign and the eLearning programme that comes with it. The campaign will also be activated during the Games, with a strong presence in the Olympic Village.

A similar briefing was held for the Chefs de Mission for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 (YOG), who met in the Olympic Capital from 3 to 4 September. The Lausanne 2020 YOG will take place from 9 to 22 January 2020.

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