16 Feb 2017
The second edition of the International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI), which took place in Lausanne yesterday, received strong support from all participants.
I believe that the IOC has this unique capacity, as is clearly demonstrated today, to bring together leaders from the sports community together with public authorities’ representatives and all stakeholders to be involved in concerted actions.Jean-Luc Moner-Banet President, World Lottery Association
Gathering together some 180 people representing governments, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Council of Europe, the European Union, INTERPOL, Europol, sports betting operators, national regulating authorities, Olympic Movement stakeholders and other experts, the IFSI is now widely recognised as the main platform for all stakeholders to exchange ideas and coordinate actions to prevent competition manipulation and corruption in sport.
Yesterday’s discussions focused on future action in two main areas: strengthening the prevention of the manipulation of competitions and supporting ethical conduct and anti-corruption.Of course we are happy to help and support the IOC’s initiatives in this field because integrity is a global issue.Tibor Navracsics Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Union
We will be delighted to support and contribute to the implementation of the actions outlined within the framework of IFSI.Snežana Samardžić-Marković Director General for Democracy, Council of Europe
Amongst other commitments, the Forum agreed on the creation of the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and the launch of International Sports Integrity Partnership.
We are committed to supporting initiatives to promote integrity and good governance in sport and help safeguard major sporting events against corruption. And the best way to do that is through a multi-stakeholder approach that strengthens the capacity of law enforcement agencies and sport organisations, while harnessing the expertise and experience of international organisations, the private sector, civil society and other actors.Yuri Fedotov Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)