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16 Feb 2017

ASOIF participates in IOC’s International Forum for Sports Integrity

ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti moderated the session “Future actions for strengthening the prevention of the manipulation of competitions” during the second edition of the IOC’s International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI), held in Lausanne yesterday. The event gathered representatives from governments, the Council of Europe, the European Union, INTERPOL, Europol, United Nations agencies, sports betting operators, national regulating authorities, Olympic Movement stakeholders and other experts to collaborate on the protection of clean sport.

Panellists on the topic of competition manipulation included Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport from the European Union; Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy at the Council of Europe; Sebastian Bley, Coordinator in the Anti-Corruption Unit at INTERPOL; Nick Tofiluk, Executive Director of Regulatory Operations at the UK Gambling Commission; and Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, President of the World Lottery Association.

During the second session of IFSI, which focused on supporting ethical conduct and anti-corruption, Francesco Ricci Bitti presented ASOIF’s ongoing governance project. At the end of 2015, ASOIF had set up a dedicated taskforce on sports governance to practically support their member federations’ intention to ensure good governance within their own structures.
Read more about the process here.

A preliminary report outlining the general outcomes will be presented to all ASOIF members during the next General Assembly, to be held on 4 April 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. Subsequently, ASOIF will work with each IF to prioritise and upgrade their respective governance model.

Read here the IOC press release about IFSI.