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21 septiembre 2015

Joint INTERPOL-IOC training sharpens investigation skills for competition manipulation allegations

ARNHEM, The Netherlands – INTERPOL and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have held the first three-day Fact Finders Training workshop to develop internal investigation skills concerning competition manipulation allegations.

Designed for individuals tasked with investigating allegations, suspicions or reports of the manipulation of a sports competition, the course involved football, tennis, cycling and badminton officials, the Dutch Court of Arbitration in Sports and the Nederlands Olympisch Comité*Nederlandse Sport Federatie (NOC*NSF), which hosted the training.

Key areas included how to undertake a fact-finding inquiry, interview skills, case evaluation and reporting and working with other stakeholders within the sporting environment and beyond.

The course is one of a series of awareness and capacity-building initiatives as part of a three-year partnership agreement between INTERPOL and the IOC to better tackle competition manipulation in sport with a focus on prevention and training.