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Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions
In December 2015, the IOC Executive Board approved the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions. This Code aims to provide sports organisations with harmonised regulations to protect all competitions from the risk of manipulation. All National Olympic Committees, International Federations and their respective members at the continental, regional and national levels as well as IOC recognised organisations are called upon to take all appropriate measures within their power to implement this Code by reference, or to implement similar regulations or more stringent than this Code.
Model Rules are available to assist them in the implementation of the Code.
The full text of the Code is available in English, French and Spanish.
For an Explanatory note regarding the Code, click here.
More information is available in the IOC News press release of 17.12.2015: “IOC publishes unprecedented Olympic Movement Code for preventing competition manipulation”
Rules in place during the Olympic Games to protect clean athletes:
Since 2006, the IOC Code of Ethics has prevented all participants at the Olympic Games from betting on Olympic events and obliges all participants to report any approach or suspicion of manipulation. Specific rules are drafted for each edition of the Olympic Games (read more here). Click here for the Rules for the Application during the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro of the Articles 7, 9 and 10 of the Code of Ethics and of the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions.
Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Competitions
The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Competitions is the only specific international convention in relation to competition manipulation. Non-European states may become signatories. The Convention notably calls for the establishment of “National Platforms” of which the NOC or NFs may be parties. The National Platform is to serve as an information hub; to coordinate the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions; to receive, centralise and analyse suspicious sports betting; to transmit information to public authorities, sports organisations or sports betting operators; and to cooperate with all organisations and relevant authorities at national and international levels.
The UNODC-IOC Study, Criminal Law Provisions for the Prosecution of Competition Manipulation, aims to assist countries in establishing effective legislation to prosecute those involved in Competition Manipulation.
Find out more about the Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS) and the hotline for reporting possible violations.
This Hotline can be used to:
Report suspicious approaches or activities related to competition manipulation.
For all football related reports, please use the existing reporting mechanisms of FIFA and UEFA. For all doping related reports, please contact the World Anti-Doping Agency or your national/regional responsible authority.
Infringements of the IOC Code of Ethics or other matters including financial misconduct or other legal, regulatory and ethical breaches over which the IOC has jurisdiction.