Responsible Gambling: IOC Initiates Battle Against Match-Fixing

Published December 27, 2013 by OCR Editor

Responsible Gambling: IOC Initiates Battle Against Match-Fixing

The IOC is pulling out all the stops to put Olympic match-fixing to an end.

Match-fixing has been an often-discussed topic in the gaming world, and it was most recently discussed at a four-day seminar in Montreux, Switzerland by the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The outcome of the seminar: A plan to set up an Olympic Movement monitoring tool to gather data on any betting activity that seems suspicious.

The discussion in Montreux was headed Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, and he brought five key issues to the forefront of committee members. These issues are: The Uniqueness of the Games, Athletes at the Heart of the Heart of the Olympic Movement; Olympism in Action; The IOC's Role; and The Structure and Organization of the IOC.

Working Partnerships

As a means towards their goal, IOC will partner with The Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS), which will gather and allocate research from International Federations, and will also sign a memorandum of mutual understanding with Interpol.

Process Towards Implementation

The remainder of the process is as follows: the ideas proposed during the seminar for the executive board will be discussed in full at an IOC meeting in Sochi; that is when the specific ideas will be chosen. Proactive groups will then move on to create concrete proposals for implementation.

After the concrete proposals have been drawn up, they will be included in the Olympic Agenda 2020, which will be a clear roadmap for the Olympic Movement. The ideas will be presented for final approval to an IOC Extraordinary Session, scheduled to take place in December 2014 in Monaco.

Gambling Responsibly

If you enjoy sports betting, then make sure to gamble responsibly. Winner Sports, Ladbrokes and 888 Sport are all reputable online betting sites where members can bet without fear of any suspicious activities.


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See also

It's Time to Educate against Match Fixing

New Zealand Cracks Down on Match-Fixing

FIFPro Match-Fixing App Gets Official FIFA Designation

Davydenko Talks About Match-Fixing Allegations

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