The International Committee of Mediterranean Games was invited and participated in the webinar organized by the IOC, in collaboration with INTERPOL and UNODC on “Integrity in Sport: Tackling the manipulation of sports competitions” with also the participation of representatives of the National Olympic Committees of Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus and Turkiye.
Government representatives, executives of National Olympic Committees and International Sports Federations, representatives of legal bodies and anti-corruption authorities, ministers responsible for sports and ministers of justice, as well as other representatives of the sport movement also took part in the seminar.
The Secretary General of the ICMG Iakovos Filippousis underlined during his speech: “Τhe International Committee of Mediterranean Games has been very sensitive and proactive since the very first adoption by the IOC of this organized and coordinated international strategy against the manipulation of competitions, match fixing and illegal betting and amended first among the international multisports organizations its Statutes accordingly, in 2011, in order to ensure and protect the integrity and the transparency of our Games an to prevent any attempt of violation of the Spirit of the Games.
We are extremely happy to be part of this campaign of the IOC and moreover because we are now starting to work on our educational program, to be implemented in the Mediterranean Village, for the athletes participating in 19th edition of the MG in Oran in 2022, in full collaboration with the IOC.”
In addition to the NOC’s representatives, Pâquerette Girard Zappelli, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, IOC, Friedrich Martens, Head of the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, Claudio Marinelli, Criminal Intelligence Officer, Anti-Corruption Unit, INTERPOL, Giovanni Gallo, Chief, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime, were key speakers at the webinar.