The IOC is committed to strengthening the integrity of sports organisations and protecting clean athletes.
The fight against doping and any other forms of cheating in sport on the one hand, and the strengthening of ethics with improvements in transparency, good governance and accountability of sports organisations on the other, have been top priorities for the IOC.
Integrity entails credibility, and the credibility of competitions and sports organisations is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020. If the credibility of sports competitions suffers, then sooner or later the credibility of sports organisations will suffer. The same is true the other way around.
The IOC has continuously set up structures, policies, processes and programmes to improve integrity at competitions and within its own organisation, and any time it was needed, the IOC acted to tackle ethical misconduct. As leader of the Olympic Movement, it has also worked with the various stakeholders of the Olympic Movement to help enhance governance across all levels. To maximise the impact of these activities, the IOC has likewise coordinated with governments, international organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and many more stakeholders. These efforts are ongoing and keep evolving to anticipate new trends and adjust to new situations in the best possible way.
Learn more about how the IOC works to ensure integrity within its own structures and promotes ethical and basic universal principles of good governance throughout the Olympic Movement:
Integrity at competitions
This Hotline can be used to report
- suspicious approaches or activities related to competition manipulation
- incidents of harassment and/or abuse
- any other infringements of the IOC Code of Ethics or other matters including financial misconduct or further legal, regulatory and ethical breaches over which the IOC has jurisdiction.
Code of Ethics
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Check out the previous editions of the newsletter:
1st edition - August 2018
2nd edition - November 2018
3rd edition - May 2019
4th edition - September 2019
5th edition - February 2020
6th edition - June 2020
7th edition - November 2020
8th edition - March 2021
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