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02 May 2019

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 upcoming activities below and check out what happened at recent events.

Coming up
15-16 May

IOC-INTERPOL Workshops, Tokyo (Japan)

As part of the collaboration between the IOC and INTERPOL, an Integrity in Sport National Workshop will take place in the host city of next year’s Olympic Games. An Investigators Training Course on 16 May will prepare 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. 

4 June

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

Bringing together key stakeholders from government, sport, law enforcement and the betting sector in Portugal, the PDM aims 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 a national platform.

5-6 June

IOC-INTERPOL Investigators Training, Lisbon (Portugal)

This training course targets 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.

1 July

IPACS Steering Committee Meeting, Paris (France)

Following the IPACS High-Level Meeting in London in December 2018, this Steering Committee Meeting will be hosted by the Council of Europe. Participants will present and discuss the activities implemented by the three IPACS task forces over the last few months.

2-3 July 

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

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

26 July-11 August

Pan-American Games, Lima (Peru)

The IOC’s Believe in Sport booth will travel to Peru for the Pan-American Games in order to raise awareness about the threat of competition manipulation among the participants. In March, the Executive Committee of Panam Sports adopted regulations on the prevention of the manipulation of competitions, thereby becoming the second multi-sport games organiser to implement the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (after the IOC for the Olympic Games).

In case you missed it

7 May

SportAccord Convention, Gold Coast (Australia)

At the SportAccord Convention, Friedrich Martens, Head of the OM Unit PMC, updated the IFs in attendance about the Unit’s work and tools. The Unit’s Code Implementation Support Framework, aimed at helping IFs to systematically implement the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, was explained at various meetings with IFs and their associations. At the LawAccord side conference, “Quick Wins in the Process to Become Compliant with the OM Code” was presented.

14-15 February

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)-IOC Expert Group Meeting: Reporting Mechanisms in Sport, Vienna (Austria)

Over 40 international experts from government, sports organisations, academia and the private sector gathered at the UNODC headquarters to reflect on how to develop effective mechanisms to promote reporting of unethical, illicit and illegal activities linked to sport, specifically focusing on competition manipulation-related offences.

Based on these exchanges, the IOC, together with UNODC, will develop a handbook with the ultimate aim of assisting sports organisations, governments and relevant stakeholders in the development and implementation of effective reporting mechanisms for use in sport. The publication will be released later in 2019.

The OM Unit also participated in a seminar on Training on Protected Reporting for Professional and Grassroots Sports (T-PREG) in Lisbon, Portugal, on 28 March.

4-6 February

EOC Points Project Seminar on Competition Manipulation, Lyon (France)

The aim of the EOC Points Project is to develop a structure and system of “Single Points of Contact for Integrity” within National Olympic Committees and European federations. The OM Unit PMC has been part of the consortium since the beginning of the project. During this first educational seminar, delivered jointly by the Unit and INTERPOL, the 18 participants from 11 organisations were provided with a solid understanding of various aspects of competition manipulation and the importance of setting up single points of contact.

28-29 January

GLMS Workshop, Lausanne (Switzerland)

In close coordination with the IOC, GLMS organised an educational workshop for its members, entitled “Embracing a Culture of Integrity”, at The Olympic Museum. Among other things, the workshop aimed to raise awareness on successful collaboration models between lotteries and the sports movement at national level. Friedrich Martens, Head of the OM Unit PMC, presented the best practices of sports organisations.

21-22 January

INTERPOL-IOC National Workshop, Doha (Qatar)

The IOC and INTERPOL conducted a joint workshop in Qatar to help develop a coordinated national approach on the integrity of sport. With Qatar due to host major sports events, including the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the two-day workshop was held in close partnership with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of Qatar. It brought together more than 100 representatives from Qatari law enforcement, government and sports bodies, with expertise provided by the UNODC, FIFA, the Athletics Integrity Unit and the Council of Europe.

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