POSTED: April 11th 2014

IOC's Integrity Betting Intelligence System shown to IFs at SportAccord Convention

CHAD WISE and LAURA WALDEN in Belek / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee’s recent plan for a new intelligence system, to link stakeholders involved in the fight against corruption and sports betting, was praised by International Federations at SportAccord Convention 2014 in Belek/Antalya, Turkey.

The IOC has already had a large number of betting operators and national regulators sign Memorandums of Understanding for full cooperation with the “Integrity Betting Intelligence System,” which gathers data from the operators and regulators to identify manipulation through betting in sport.

No suspicious patterns of betting or manipulation were detected at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, where IBIS was used for the first time. IBIS will remain active between editions of the Games as International Federations host their own major sporting events.

All of the IFs in attendance at the Susesi Convention Centre in Belek were interested in using IBIS, while each of the seven International Olympic Winter Federations currently use IBIS. The IOC hopes to link all of the International Olympic Summer Federations to IBIS by the end of 2015.

Beyond IBIS, the International Olympic Committee has gone to great lengths to protect the integrity of sport and clean athletes, including the creation of IBIS, the cooperation agreement with Interpol and a fund worth $10 million to protect clean athletes.

Keywords · SportAccord · SportAccord Convention · International Olympic Committee · IOC · Turkey · Belek · Interpol ·

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