Tag Archives: IOC

IOC enforces betting code for Tokyo 2020

Hosting its third ‘International Forum on Sports Integrity’ (IFSI), governance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a series of new cooperative measures strengthening global sports integrity. The IOC’s integrity forum sees more than 100 diverse stakeholders, representing all functions of sports, cooperate and share knowledge in strengthening integrity disciplines. Gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the …

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Bet on Alfa demonstrates integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Bet on Alfa has become the latest sports betting operator to join the recently-rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), joining the likes of Virgin Bet and the Bethard Group. Under the terms of its membership, Bet on Alfa will be able to both utilise the IBIA’s global monitoring and alert platform, as well as feed data into the platform in …

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ATG becomes first to join IBIA following rebrand

Following the rebranding of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) last week, Swedish betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has been named as the first operator to join the association. ATG has joined the integrity association as it moves to bolster its global monitoring and alert platform to cover approximately 50 international online and retail betting brands. Magnus Lunner, …

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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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ESSA reports 50 suspicious betting alerts in 2018’s first quarter

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International betting integrity body ESSA has published its integrity report for the first quarter of 2018, reporting 50 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the period. Breaking down those figures sees nine sports involved, with tennis having the most cases with 27, followed by eleven cases in football and four in table tennis. Of the rest, both …

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IOC establishes task forces to tackle sports corruption

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Multi stakeholder task forces, charged with tackling corruption in sports, have been established by the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS). The platform, established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in addition to a number of international sports organisations, government and inter-governmental organisations, has agreed to set up three groups to tackle pressing issues. Each will be charged with …

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Sportium becomes the 22nd regulated operator to join ESSA

Spanish-licensed Sportium has become the 22nd leading regulated operator to join the international betting integrity body, ESSA. The official betting partner of Spanish football’s La Liga has become the fourth operator to join the association this year, in a move which further strengthens ESSA’s alert and reporting system. Khalid Ali, ESSA Secretary General, said: “Sportium is a major player in …

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ESSA systems to monitor all 306 Rio 2016 events

Industry sports integrity organization ESSA has announced that it will deploy a ‘heightened level’ of security during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (start date 5 August). ESSA and its members will be cooperating with the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) monitoring all 306 Olympic events via its Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). ESSA and its members have experience of working with …

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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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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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