Prevention of Competition Manipulation

The ICF is fully committed to preserving the integrity of the sport and has incorporated the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions by reference to its Statutes.


What is competition manipulation?

Competition manipulation occurs when a participant in a sports competition (for example an athlete, a coach, a judge or referee, etc.) knowingly underperforms or deliberately makes bad or wrong decisions affecting the result or course of a competition, in order to obtain an undue benefit (usually a sporting or financial benefit).


Why do people manipulate competition?


Where can I report competition manipulation?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) created an integrity hotline where any suspicious actions can be anonymously and confidentially reported during and outside of the Olympic Games. If you witness or suspect competition manipulation, you have a responsibility to report it.

Make a Report on the IOC’s Integrity and Compliance Hotline

What are the conducts that are prohibited and constitute a violation of the Code?
  • Betting
  • Manipulation of competitions
  • Using and disclosing inside information
  • Failure to report
  • Failure to cooperate.

The following educational tools and materials on the subject are available: