Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to use its Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS), which is designed to safeguard sport from the threat posed by illegal betting. “Sport must be played in an environment devoid of illegal betting, match fixing or any other forms of corruption or manipulation – and BWF will continue to do its utmost to uphold this and to spread this philosophy among its global membership”, said BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer (pictured) in a 25 November statement.
BWF joins the seven Olympic winter sports federations and a growing number of Olympic summer sports federations (e.g. FIBA, IRB, ITF, UCI, FIVB) which have already joined IBIS in view of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. Implementation of the IBIS system will be effective from January 2015.“IBIS was successfully in operation for the first time during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with all Olympic Winter IFs taking part in the project”, said IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell. “The objective is now to integrate all Olympic Summer IFs in the run-up to the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio”.
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