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.

Organisational Integrity

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:

Universal principles for integrity

IOC governance model to ensure organisational integrity

International Partnership against Corruption in Sport

Integrity at competitions

Find out about how the IOC works to ensure a level playing field and to protect clean athletes, based on fairness and respect:  

Fight against doping

Prevention of competition manipulation

Prevention of harassment and abuse in sport

Integrity Hotline

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.
Confidentiality guaranteed.


Code of Ethics


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Check out the latest editions of the newsletter: 

5th edition - February 2020
6th edition - June 2020
7th edition - November 2020
8th edition - March 2021
9th edition - June 2021
10th edition - November 2021
11th edition - July 2022
12th edition - November 2022

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