The National Platform of Sports Integrity
The purpose of the National Platform is to combat the manipulation of sports competitions in order to protect the integrity of sports and sports ethics.
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In this way, you protect the sport in which you participate or support the athletes, as well as the values of the sport.
Manipulation of sports competitions devalues the essence of sports, violating the principle of integrity and unpredictability of the results of competitions, causes distrust and contempt on the part of the public. Messages, both anonymous and non-anonymous, are a way of transmitting information that helps to identify cases of manipulation, investigate them in detail and impose penalties provided by law.
In addition, if you are an athlete, coach, judge, or athlete support personnel, you should be aware that concealing manipulation may result in criminal and disciplinary action. In such cases, reporting a case of sports manipulation helps protect the sport and makes you part of the solution, not the problem.
The manipulation of sports competitions can take many forms. They are intended to obtain any improper benefit by improperly influencing the outcome or course of sporting events.
Match-fixing is a prime example of sports manipulations. In particular, when an agreement is reached between two sports teams or athletes to achieve a certain result in a competition, for which one side receives a reward (monetary, material), and the other – a victory in sports competitions.
Another example is the falsification of documents of an athlete for participation in competitions of a different age category, which contradicts the integrity of the sport.
Further information on the manipulation of sports competitions and their types can be found in the section “Manipulation of sports competitions” of our website.
According to the Olympic Code, adopted by international and national federations, as well as the Macaulay Convention, among the violations for a competitor (athlete, coach, judge, support staff, etc.) are the following:
Direct intervention of stakeholders in the course of sports competitions.
Changing the identity or personal data of the athlete in order to influence the course or outcome of sporting events.
Influence on the course or result of a sports competition through modifications: playing surfaces, equipment, physiology of the athlete, sports facility, etc.
Bet on your own sport / discipline.
Leakage of information about yourself, your team or other athletes in order to obtain illegal benefits.