IOC Prevention of competition manipulation link is provided in support of ensuring fair play in the sports movement.
PROTECTING CLEAN ATHLETES AND KEEPING SPORT FAIR ARE TOP PRIORITIES FOR THE IOC. IN RECENT YEARS, MANIPULATION OF SPORTS COMPETITIONS HAS BECOME MORE COMMONPLACE. THE IOC IS COMMITTED TO FIGHTING ALL FORMS OF CHEATING THAT THREATEN BOTH THE INTEGRITY AND THE ESSENCE OF SPORT.
WHAT IS COMPETITION MANIPULATION?
According to the legal definition, competition manipulation or match-fixing is “an intentional arrangement, act or omission aimed at an improper alteration of the result or the course of a sports competition in order to remove all or part of the unpredictable nature of the sports competition with a view to obtaining an undue benefit for oneself or for others.”(Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, 2014).