The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has partnered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to fight against the manipulation of sporting competition through collaboration and education.
Aiming to clean up sporting competitions, the partnership will see GLMS and IOC link through a strategy of ‘effective information sharing’ and launching co-ordinated education campaigns.
“This agreement will enhance cooperation between GLMS and IOC to protect sport integrity and allow for a more cohesive approach between the sports and lottery worlds”, commented Luca Esposito, GLMS General Secretary and Executive Director of the World Lottery Association.
Following the agreement, both parties will co-ordinate their activities ‘to address sports manipulations and other sport integrity issues in a timely manner.’
GLMS and IOC stated they are both advocates of the Macolin Convention, ratified in 2014 to tackle sports match-fixing issues, and have already been working together on various editions of the Olympic Games and educational activities.
This latest partnership has been described as a key landmark in ‘developing synergies between the lottery sector and the sporting world within this domain’.
Friedrich Martens, Head of the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions at the IOC, added: “Beyond their traditional financial support to the Olympic movement, we are glad that Lotteries have been also strongly supporting us in our efforts to keep sport and, notably our pinnacle event, the Olympic Games, free from manipulations. We are glad to sign this agreement with GLMS which will allow us to further strengthen our cooperation.”