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ICSS ‘integrity hotline’ gives snapshot of global reach of sports corruption

Publishing its first report, the International Centre for Sports Security’s (ICSS) ‘Sports Integrity Hotline (SI Hotline)’ reveals that it has received more than 240 incidents of corruption, reporting allegations of match-fixing, fraud and sexual abuse. ICSS established its hotline in 2018, providing athletes and sports stakeholders a ‘secure whistleblower platform’ for reporting sports misconducts. In its first report, the SI …

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GLMS call for ratification of Macolin Convention at CoE hearing

Ahead of the release of the upcoming PACE Report, representatives from the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) have called for further ratifications of the Macolin Convention, in a bid to crack down on suspicious betting activity. Attending the October 1 Hearing of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in …

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Integrity task force concludes with no cases of manipulation

The FIFA integrity task force, which was set up to monitor this summer’s Women’s World Cup, has concluded there was no suspicion of match manipulation at the tournament.  The task force was formed to support FIFA in addressing any integrity-related concerns and has been deemed a success despite betting turnover during the competition being found to be an estimated 14 …

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GLMS identifies 198 suspicious betting instances in Q1

The Global Lottery Management System (GLMS) has identified 33 matches to its partners out of the 198 alerts generated regarding suspicious betting activities. The alerts generated are said to cover a wide range of sports for Q1, including football, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, esports and ice hockey. GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, commented on the results: “GLMS is a Global Integrity …

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INTERPOL & IOC strengthen cooperative networks against sports corruption

International police cooperation agency, INTERPOL has extended its joint-capacity arrangement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) expanding its provisions to protect sports integrity. INTERPOL and IOC renew their cooperation partnership until 2021, with both parties focusing on building training programs which will enhance sports stakeholders’ capacity to recognise corruption and facilitate effective investigations into ‘competition manipulation’. ‘As part of the first …

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Erlang Solutions: Handling spikes & loads in a new era of gaming

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The bookmakers of the future may not be who you’d expect, writes Stuart Whitfield, CEO at Erlang Solutions. Chris Eaton, industry expert, integrity monitor and former investigator for INTERPOL is quoted as saying: “In 10 years’ time, I expect sports betting to be part of major telecommunications companies and data companies.“ Technology and telecommunications companies deal with massive volumes of data …

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IOC announces Joint Integrity Intelligence Unit for Rio 2016

Protecting clean athletes and the integrity of the Olympics will be a top priority for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2016. This message was reinforced during a National Integrity in Sport workshop held jointly with Interpol in Rio de Janeiro from 30 to 31 May. Addressing representatives from Brazilian police forces and the government, the IOC explained how it …

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Australian authorities refer live betting investigation to Interpol

‘The Australian’ newspaper has claimed that bet35 and Ladbrokes Australia’s ‘click-call’ live betting features will be investigated by international police organisation Interpol. The Australian Federal Police, who were asked to investigate the bookmakers ‘click-call’ betting features by the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA), have referred the investigation to Interpol, as the operators’ Australian websites are hosted remotely. Meanwhile William …

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INTERPOL suspends FIFA sports integrity partnership

INTERPOL has confirmed the suspension of its agreement with FIFA following investigations into corruption against football’s governing body.  Under a May 2011 agreement, INTERPOL received a donation from FIFA worth €20 million to create a 10-year Integrity in Sport programme. The decision by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock will see the world police body freeze the use of financial contributions …

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IOC & IFSI incorporates first agenda for sports integrity

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has met with the International Forum for Sports (IFSI) in Lausanne to discuss athlete protections with regards to sports integrity, as the governing bodies aim to create a Sport Integrity 2020 Agenda. Prior to the meeting the two bodies announced the launch of the Integrity & Compliance Hotline for stakeholders in professional sports, which will aim …

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