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Protecting the integrity of sport is a team effort. The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) and the IOC have partnered since 2014 to assist in the protection of sports integrity through capacity building and training.

The worlds of law enforcement and sport have a shared interest in keeping crime out of sport, and the partnership facilitates public-private partnerships and cooperation mechanisms in member countries in the form of national platforms. 

The IOC and INTERPOL deliver tailored workshops around the world to support National Olympic Committees, International and National Sports Federations, law-enforcement agencies, government entities and betting regulators and operators in addressing competition manipulation and related corruption. 

From June 2015 to July 2019, INTERPOL has trained and built the capacity of over 1,000 decision-makers from the main stakeholder groups of NOCs and national sports federations, law enforcement, governmental authorities and betting entities involving 49 countries across all continents.  

The following workshops are conducted as part of the Programme:

  • Regional/National Integrity in Sport Multi-Stakeholder Workshops,
  • Integrity in Sport National Partnership Development Meetings (PDMs),
  • Law Enforcement Investigators Training,
  • Fact Finders Training for Sports Organisations,
  • Train the Trainer Courses and Integrity in Sport Seminars.

The ‘IOC-INTERPOL Handbook on Protecting Sport from Competition Manipulation’ provides stakeholders in the Olympic and Sports Movement with important information on how to protect athletes from competition manipulation, while also outlining ways how sports organisations and law enforcement agencies can cooperate effectively.

The ‘IOC-INTERPOL Handbook on Conducting Fact-Finding Inquiries into Breaches of Sports Integrity’ provides the process and skills necessary for fact-finders within sports organisation to be able to establish the facts of an allegation or suspicion of wrongdoing in sport and to prepare a report for a sport’s disciplinary panel or law enforcement.

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Regulations and Legislation

Regulations and Legislation

Find out how the IOC initiates and supports the development of sporting regulations and public legislation that protect the integrity of sport, prevent competition manipulation and empower effective regulatory enforcement, particularly as a risk prevention measure, in the organisation of sporting competitions.

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Intelligence and investigations

Intelligence and Investigations

Find out more about the Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS) and the hotline for reporting possible violations.

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Integrity Hotline

This Hotline can be used to report 
- suspicious approaches or activities related to competition manipulation
- incidents of harassment and/or abuse
- any other infringements of the IOC Code of Ethics or other matters including financial misconduct or further legal, regulatory and ethical breaches over which the IOC has jurisdiction.
Confidentiality guaranteed. 

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Prevention of competition manipulation

Prevention of competition manipulation

Find out about the IOC’s efforts to protect clean athletes from any kind of competition manipulation. Competition manipulation is when an athlete or official cheats to remove the unpredictability of a competition. They may cheat to lose a competition or part of it, which is entirely against the Olympic spirit. Competition manipulation can happen in any sport and in any country.

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The IOC is committed to strengthening the integrity of sports organisations and protecting clean athletes. The fight against doping and any other forms of cheating in sport on the one hand, and the strengthening of ethics with improvements in transparency, good governance and accountability of sports organisations on the other, have been top priorities for the IOC.

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Good Governance
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