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12 Sep 2019
Integrity

On Tour

Over the past few months, the IOC's Ethics and Compliance team has been on the road a lot, working with a number of key stakeholders on enhancing integrity in sport, and there is more to come soon. In this section, you can learn more about the current or upcoming activities and check out what happened at recent events.

Coming up/ongoing:
20 September-2 November

Rugby World Cup, Japan

The Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Unit PMC) is currently working as part of the “Integrity Team” put in place for this major event. In particular, the Unit runs educational sessions for the various participating teams, and its members are assigned as match integrity officers.

6-7 October

IOC-INTERPOL Integrity in Sport National Workshop, Algiers (Algeria)

This workshop will foster collaboration between law enforcement, the NOC, national sports federations, public authorities, the betting industry and other stakeholders to prevent criminal networks from infiltrating sport in Algeria. The objective of this workshop is to develop an appropriate national framework to protect the integrity of sport, namely in relation to preventing competition manipulation.

16-18 October

ANOC General Assembly, Doha (Qatar)

The General Assembly will be briefed about the IOC’s comprehensive strategy on the prevention of competition manipulation for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

28 October

International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI), Lausanne (Switzerland)

This third edition of the IFSI will offer a cross-sector platform to discuss and define key priorities in strengthening global efforts to prevent competition manipulation. The focus will be on the achievements and particular challenges of the sports movement on the one hand, and how to address those challenges and further improve collaboration between law enforcement, government, betting entities and the sports movement on the other hand.

18-20 November

INTERPOL Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Global Conference and IOC-INTERPOL Integrity in Sport Regional Workshop, Medellin (Colombia)

A high-level panel focusing on integrity in sport with IOC participation will be held at the INTERPOL Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Global Conference. This will be followed by an IOC-INTERPOL Regional Integrity in Sport Workshop for Latin American countries on 19 November. Focusing on the threat of competition manipulation, the workshop aims to raise awareness about the issue amongst the NOC, law enforcement and government representatives, and to define national integrity strategies for the participating countries.

15 December

IPACS General Conference, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

IOC President Thomas Bach will open a full-day side-event of the International Partnership against Corruption in Sport (IPACS), to be held during the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). More than 180 countries are signatories to UNCAC and likely to attend the conference. This side-event is therefore aimed at raising the visibility of the IPACS among governments around the world.

9-22 January

Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2020, Lausanne (Switzerland)

 A comprehensive education programme on the prevention of competition manipulation will be in place for the young athletes and their entourage at the Lausanne 2020 YOG. This will include a dedicated booth on the IOC’s “Believe in Sport” campaign as well as workshops. The next edition of the integrity newsletter will have a special feature of all these activities.

In case you missed it

3-4 September 

UNODC Safeguarding Sport Conference, Vienna (Austria)

The IOC Ethics and Compliance team took part in this conference to discuss and share progress on the implementation of resolution 7/8 on corruption in sport from the perspective of IPACS and the prevention of competition manipulation.

26 July to 11 August

Pan-American Games, Lima (Peru)

 The IOC activated its “Believe in Sport” campaign with an educational booth during the PanAm Games, which served as an Olympic qualifier for Tokyo 2020 for several sports. PanAm Sports’ General Assembly was briefed about the IOC’s strategy in this field and the first implementation of the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions at such a continental multi-sports event. Read more here.

2-3 July

 IOC-INTERPOL Law Enforcement Investigators Training, Tallinn (Estonia)

Investigators from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden were trained on how to investigate competition manipulation as a particular crime type. Read more here.

26 June

4th Meeting of the Advisory Board to the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Unit PMC)

The Advisory Board brings together key stakeholders of the Olympic Movement (Olympic and non-Olympic IFs, NOCs, athletes and IOC members) to represent their interests and expertise and provide recommendations on the activities of the OM Unit PMC. During the last meeting, the focus was on regulations and legislation. In particular, the group discussed the compliance process for the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Code PMC); the expansion of the Unit’s services to non-Olympic IFs and for multi-sports events; programme compliance (e.g. level of education needed to become fully compliant); the aims of the IFSI in October 2019 (see “Coming up” above); and guidelines for sports organisations (e.g. sanctioning of cases of competition manipulation and sponsorship by sports betting entities).

6 June

IPACS Experts Group meeting, Vienna (Austria)

 Co-organised by the IOC and the UNODC, this meeting addressed the need to enhance the cooperation between criminal justice authorities, police forces and sports organisations in sports corruption cases. It was specifically organised with a view to establishing a fourth IPACS task force on this topic. Read more here.

5-6 June

IOC-INTERPOL Investigators Training, Lisbon (Portugal)

 This training course targeted Portuguese law enforcement investigators and sports fact-finders, to enable them to conduct an effective inquiry and present the results for consideration by a disciplinary panel, as well as police investigators tasked with examining potential criminal activities in sport. Read more here.

4 June

IOC-INTERPOL Partnership Development Meeting (PDM), Lisbon (Portugal)

 This meeting brought together key stakeholders from government, sport, law enforcement and the betting sector in Portugal to discuss and develop a specific national approach and strategy to address competition manipulation, in line with the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (CETS215) and its provision on establishing national platforms.

21-23 May

EOC EU Office POINTS Project educational programme final seminar, Lisbon (Portugal)

The educational programme targeted at the Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) for Integrity, who work for various NOCs and sports federations, concluded with a seminar devoted to providing the SPOCs with concrete skills and competencies related to their role. The OM Unit PMC participated to propose further collaboration to the SPOCs and learn about their specific needs. Read more here.

15-16 May

IOC-INTERPOL Workshops, Tokyo (Japan)

As part of the collaboration between the IOC and INTERPOL, and in cooperation with the UNODC, World Rugby and SportRadar, an Integrity in Sport National Workshop was held in the host city of next year’s Olympic Games. An Investigators Training Course on 16 May prepared Japanese law enforcement personnel and fact-finders from within Japanese sports organisations on how to investigate reports or suspicions of competition manipulation or other breaches of integrity in sport. Read more here.

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