Key stakeholders in the workshop.Noc News
Date : 07 Nov 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 7, 2018: INTERPOL and the IOC have provided training to enhance Malaysia’s efforts in investigating and sanctioning competition manipulation in sports. The training brought together more than 130 representatives from Malaysian law enforcement, government, betting entities and sports organisations as well as representatives from Indonesia.
The two-day event was hosted in close cooperation with the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission, Olympic Council of Malaysia and the Badminton World Federation. It was supported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Sportradar.
Opening the workshop, RMP Senior Assistant Commissioner Dato' Zaini Bin Jass said: "Establishing cooperation between law enforcement agencies and sports governing organisations is vital in creating a good platform to eradicate corruption. It is also a landmark to enhance the image and integrity of sports so that issues such as corruption, doping and match-fixing do not compromise athletes."
Paquerette Girard-Zappelli, IOC Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Integration, added: “Building the capacity of nations to work together internally and with regional and international stakeholders has been reaffirmed in the recent trainings in Malaysia.
“These trainings will hopefully assist both Malaysia and Indonesia in addressing the very real threat of competition manipulation to the integrity of sport in the region.”
The course took place on October 16-17.
Note: INTERPOL and the IOC recently expanded their joint global capacity-building and training programme until 2021 to protect the integrity of sports.
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