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The IOC works with its stakeholders to raise awareness on integrity topics, in particular among young athletes.

During the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the Athlete365 Space, located in the heart of the Youth Olympic Village, hosts various activities as part of the Athlete “Compete, Learn and Share” Education Programme, each related to a different aspect of sporting education and integrity.

The Believe in Sport booth helps young athletes to better understand the risks of competition manipulation and raise awareness of how they may unwittingly be involved in it.

During the Winter YOG in Lillehammer 2016, athletes were taught about the threat of competition manipulation and how they can play an active role in preventing any form of cheating in their sport through an interactive quiz and workshops. Olympians were on hand to help spread these messages, hosting workshops and talking to the young athletes about this topic.

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), working in collaboration with the IOC, conducted a Sport Integrity workshop to educate 200 ice hockey players and officials on the dangers of competition manipulation.

During the Summer YOG in Buenos Aires in 2018, the IOC activated for the first time its Believe in Sport campaign at a dedicated booth in the Athlete365 Space. The young athletes were invited to test the new app in which users can create their own athlete avatar from a selfie and learn about the different ways they could get caught in the web of sport-competition manipulation. They also learned about other elements of the toolbox for action against competition manipulation.

At the 2018 YOG in Buenos Aires, three “IF Focus Days”, conducted by AIBA, World Rugby and World Taekwondo, also served to educate athletes about important integrity topics.

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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