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  • Ukranian delegation takes part in the meetings of the European Committees on Manipulation of Sports Competitions
    Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, posted 28 May 2024 08:02

    A delegation of Ukraine composed of Nataliia Radchuk, Head of the Department for International Cooperation and European Integration of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Secretary of the National Sports Integrity Platform, and Oleksii Perevezentsev, Vice President of the NOC of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the National Platform, took part in the meetings of the Committee of the Council of Europe Convention against the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (the "Macolin Convention") and the Network of National Anti-Manipulation Platforms (the "Copenhagen Group") held in Macolin, Switzerland.

    The meetings were devoted to the status of ratification of the Macolin Convention, implementation of its provisions, as well as a wide range of issues of international cooperation in the fight against manipulation of sports competitions.

    In particular, the participants discussed the exchange of information by national anti-manipulation and personal data protection platforms, the spread of illegal sports betting in the world, the activities of illegal sports betting operators and money laundering through betting companies.

    The best European experience and practices of investigating match-fixing and other violations of sports integrity were presented, including through the activities of a network of "sports prosecutors".

    The programmes for monitoring the next major sporting events were also presented: the EURO 2024 football tournament in Germany and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

    During the meetings, the delegation of Ukraine informed about measures to promote the principles of integrity in the Ukrainian sports movement.

    In particular, a project was presented to modify the website of the National Sports Integrity Platform into an information and communication system with limited access, which will allow the processing of reports on possible manipulation of sports competitions to be digitised.

    In addition, the delegation informed about the measures taken by the National Sports Integrity Platform to strengthen criminal liability for organising match-fixing and expand the powers of law enforcement agencies to investigate possible manipulation of the results of sports competitions.

    The Ukrainian delegation also presented a report on the signals received and processed by the National Platform on possible match-fixing in 2023 and the current year in terms of sports and the gradation of integrity violations.

    It is worth reminding that the website of the National Platform for Sports Integrity https://fairsport.gov.ua/uk allows reporting match-fixing and other manipulations of sports competitions.