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.
Contact: OMUnitPMC@olympic.org for capacity building support.