Tag Archives: IOC

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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SportsPro Live returns next week with annual conference

SportsPro Live returns this month for a two-day stint at Wembley Stadium, and they’ve gone all out to make the flagship conference a huge success. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should attend on 22nd and 23rd March. The wonder of Wanda Philippe Blatter doesn’t do many industry conferences, but the president and chief executive of …

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Why integrity is a common interest for sport and gambling

Embed from Getty Images This week’s allegations surrounding instances of corruption in tennis, including during prestige tournaments such as Wimbledon, are damning if true but, says Scott Longley, they need to be placed in context. While it is clearly somewhat disingenuous to argue that offences that pre-date the introduction of the new code on corruption that came into force in …

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IOC launches ‘Olympic Movement Code’ to prevent sports manipulation

In its bid to strengthen the integrity and credibility of sport and for the successful protection of clean athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today published the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions. A first of its kind, the Code aims to provide the Olympic Movement and its members with harmonised regulations to protect all …

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Sportradar & IOC agree integrity & intelligence MoU

Ahead of the Sport Accord IF Forum (11-13 November), Sportradar and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a view to exchange information and intelligence regarding sports betting and the integrity of sports competitions. The intelligence MoU sees Sportradar further its existing relationship with the IOC, focusing on sharing insight and monitoring performance of …

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ESSA Report: Tennis triggering integrity concerns

Tennis has triggered the most betting integrity alerts over the past quarter, accordinding to ESSA‘s second quarterly integrity report which details the level of suspicious betting activity detected on the markets of some of the world’s major regulated betting operators. Overall, during the second quarter of 2015, ESSA members raised 73 alerts of which, after detailed examination, 23 were found …

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ESSA keeping tabs on integrity matters

SBC News’ Joe Plewes takes a look at the recent ESSA integrity report to see what the industry is doing to clamp down on incidences of match fixing. The recent ESSA integrity report for the first quarter of 2015 couldn’t have been more timely. It was released within a week of two former Football League players being jailed for a …

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ESSA reveals 24 suspicious betting patterns in Q1 2015

Industry integrity organisation ESSA has launched its 2015 Q1 Integrity Report. This is the first quarterly report to be issued, replacing the previous annual report. ESSA Chairman Mike O’Kane stated: “I am delighted to welcome our readers to ESSA’s new quarterly integrity report. We have long promoted an open, transparent and evidence-based approach and we hope that this report, and …

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ESSA welcomes IOC betting integrity proposals

The European Sports Security Association (ESSA) has openly welcomed the sports integrity proposals put forward by the International Olympic Committee at the first ever International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC has drawn up its latest series of wide-ranging recommendations in partnership with key stakeholders, including ESSA and the regulated betting sector. Adopted at IFSI, these …

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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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