The International Olympic Committee is setting up an “Olympic Movement” monitoring tool to collect information on suspicious betting activity ahead of the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil.
The topic of match-fixing was discussed in a four-day seminar recently in Montreux, Switzerland, involving the IOC’s Executive Board which resulted in plans to protect clean athletes from “any manipulation or related corruption” through a US$10 million fund. No details were disclosed.
Also approved was an “Olympic Movement” monitoring tool to collate alerts and information on manipulation through betting. A system called IBIS (Integrity Betting Intelligence System) will collate and distribute intelligence and research from international sports organizations.
It was also announced that the IOC would sign a memorandum of understanding with Interpol early in the new year.
Following the 126th IOC Session in Sochi, working groups including representatives of stakeholders will be established to translate these plans into recommendations. An “Olympic Agenda 2020” will then be presented for final approval at an IOC extraordinary session to be held this December in Monaco.