The POINTS objectives to adopt an holistic approach focusing on governance and integrity topics is clearly in line with the Olympic Movement’s activities and priorities in these fields.
Besides the recommendations of the Olympic Agenda 2020 as the strategic plan for the Olympic Movement that contains various references to good governance and integrity, the IOC has various activities in the field of integrity and good governance. This includes the Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS) that the IOC has set-up as a permanent system to facilitate the exchange of information between various stakeholders for the prevention of the manipulation of sports competitions. In January 2014, the IOC has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with INTERPOL on providing educational support (e.g. Capacity Building Workshops) to sport organisations (including NOCs and IFs), mainly related to sports betting and the fight against match-fixing. The IOC also worked with the Council of Europe on the implementation of Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions.
Furthermore, the POINTS project will build on the experience and success of the SIGGS Project (leading by the EOC EU Office) which created a self-assessment tool for NOCs and national sport federations that allows them to evaluate their management practices, receive feedbacks and tailor-made advices to tackle their weaknesses.
Therefore, the main reference documents of the project will be:
- The Memorandum of Understanding between IOC and Interpol (January 2014)
- The SIGGS self-evaluation tool (December 2016). More info: http://www.siggs.eu/
- The IOC Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS) (November 2015)
- The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (November 2014)