Tag Archives: olympics

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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Marius Vizer joins list of SportsPro Live speakers

The organisers of SportsPro Live have announced that International Judo Federation president Marius Vizer, EBU/Eurovision director of sport business Stefan Kuerten and British Cycling’s director of cycle sport and membership Jonny Clay are confirmed to speak on 22nd and 23rd March at Wembley Stadium. Marius Vizer Vizer is one of the most outspoken members of sports administration’s global elite. President of …

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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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Suspicious Olympics activity needs reporting

Licensed betting operators are being reminded to report any suspicious betting patterns on events at this month’s Winter Olympics to the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU). The reminder comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed its new monitoring tool will be operating during the winter games in Sochi that begin today. The “Integrity Betting, Intelligence System” (IBIS) …

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IBIS makes debut at Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the regulated betting industry have announced a new information reporting arrangement surrounding any suspicious betting activity. The agreement signed by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) comes in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi but will extend to include Rio 2016. IOC Communications …

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