IOC Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Pâquerette Girard-Zappelli presented the angle of the Olympic and Sports Movement on the topic of “Identifying the risk factors for match-fixing” at a workshop entitled “Developing European initiatives to fight match fixing” that took place this week in Bruxelles. Organized by the European Commission and attended by members of the European Parliament, the panel analysed methods to increase public-private cooperation and discussed a number of cases involving organised crime. The European Commission presented several projects dedicated to fighting match-fixing that have been granted EU funding. One such project, of which the IOC is a partner, is called “Keep Crime Out of Sport – Together against sports competition manipulation”.
This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.