Like in September 2020, the Play Fair Code was contributing with a lecture within the framework of the “Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions”, this time for delegations from a total of 50 National Olympic Committees.
The focus of this 3rd module of the lecture series was on the topic of sports betting with its markets, players and institutions, their sponsoring activities, as well as monitoring and prevention work.
After introductory words by Friedrich Martens and Vagelis Alexandrakis from the IOC, Faiz Kabir, Integrity Manager of Sportradar, gave a basic overview of the global sports betting market and the tasks of Sportradar.
Matt Fowler, Director of Integrity at IBIA (International Betting Integrity Association), gave a lecture on maintaining betting integrity and the basics of monitoring.
Giancarlo Sergi, General Secretary of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), explained the importance of local presence in monitoring betting patterns and supporting awareness-raising efforts.
As a best-practice model for collaboration and information exchange
Severin Moritzer and Anna-Maria Pollany (ÖOC) presented the good cooperation between the Play Fair Code and the Austrian Olympic Committee.
While the Austrian NOC focuses on the implementation of integrity issues in the national regulations of individual sports, the Play Fair Code has been training top athletes in seven Olympic disciplines for many years and is at the NOC's side as an expert on all questions relating to sports integrity.
Severin Moritzer: “The IOC's latest invitation to contribute at the Advanced NOCs Virtual Training again shows how well our partnership has established and consolidated. This high level of appreciation at the international level further strengthens the Play Fair Code. Many thanks especially to Anna-Maria Pollany from the NOC for the trusting cooperation. "
The well-established long-term partnership between the IOC, the Austrian Olympic Comité (ÖOC) and the Play Fair Code recently led to another invitation to contribute to what is now the third “Advanced NOCs Virtual Training on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions” at the beginning of February 2021.