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 below and check out what happened at recent events.
20 February - 3 April 2020: Boxing continental qualification events for Tokyo 2020
The Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Unit PMC) will activate its “Believe in Sport” campaign at the four continental boxing qualifying events for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Read more here
The OM Unit PMC will meet with all International Federations (IFs) governing sports on the Olympic Programme Tokyo 2020 in order to brief them on the sport- and discipline-specific risk of competition manipulation linked to sports betting. A key objective is to agree with the IFs on specific initiatives and activations on the topic of the prevention of competition manipulation. It is about educating as many athletes and coaches as possible ahead of and during the Games.
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6-7 October 2019: IOC-INTERPOL Integrity in Sport National Workshop, Algiers (Algeria)
This workshop brought together over 100 representatives from law enforcement, government and sports organisations as well as police officers from 14 regional stations in order to strengthen Algeria’s fight against competition manipulation and corruption. The event addressed current threats to the integrity of sport, global crime trends in competition manipulation and related corruption. Read more here.
18-20 November 2019: INTERPOL Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Global Conference and IOC-INTERPOL Integrity in Sport Regional Workshop, Medellin (Colombia)
The event was the first such initiative to bring together law enforcement, National Olympic Committees, national sports federations and public authorities at regional level. Participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay reviewed strategies, policies and legislation. The aim was to identify ways of preventing and responding to breaches jeopardising the integrity of sport and developing a coordinated approach via national platforms. Read more here.
2-6 December 2019: OM Unit PMC visit to Malta
Following the close collaboration with private betting operators across the globe, the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Unit PMC) visited the Maltese Gaming Authority and various sports betting operators in the country. Accompanied by representatives of FIFA’s Integrity Department, the OM Unit PMC learnt details about the ongoing creation of the Sport Integrity Unit of the Maltese Regulator for sports betting which will significantly step up the prevention of competition manipulation. In addition, the IOC and FIFA discussed with betting operators how to strengthen future cooperation.
10-11 December 2019: Meeting of the Global Network of Law Enforcement Practitioners against Transnational Bribery, Paris (France)
The IOC participated in a session dedicated to corruption in sport, organised by the OECD. Law enforcement practitioners and representatives of sports organisations discussed how they can better cooperate to detect, investigate and prosecute corruption in sport. Check out the agenda and background information here.