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Anti-corruption efforts in sports gaining global steam

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 7, 2018

More than 100 ministers, international sports organizations, and experts from around the world met in London on Dec. 6 to reaffirm their global commitment toward tackling corruption in sport.

This meeting of the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) marked the first high-level meeting since the partnership was launched at the International Olympic Committee’s Forum on Sport Integrity last year.

Coordinated by a core group of partners—including the Council of Europe, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), the U.K. government, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)—IPACS consists of a steering committee composed of governments, sports organizations, and inter-governmental organizations. IPACS’ stated mission is “to strengthen and support efforts to eliminate corruption and promote a culture of good governance in and around sport.”

At its Dec. 6 meeting, IPACS...

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