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THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, INTERPOL AND THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME PAPER ON PREVENTING CORRUPTION IN SPORT
As the world of competitive sport is slowly restarting and adapting to the ‘new normal’, the International Olympic Committee, Interpol and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime have released a joint paper titled “Ensuring that integrity is at the core of sport’s response to the pandemic: Preventing corruption in sport and manipulation of competitions”.
The paper provides recommendations on how to prevent corruption and the manipulation of competitions in order to maintain integrity in sport. The recommendations are aimed at a number of stakeholders, predominantly sports organisations, law enforcement and criminal justice authorities. The paper warns that financial pressure and salary cuts may result in “criminal groups and corruptors exploiting the situation to gain influence”.
The recommendations encourage a “proactive” approach against corruption in sport and include the following recommendations: