Konference om match fixing
Torsdag d. 23. september 2010
"Match fixing" and the designation of the European representative to WADA on the agenda of the Council of Europe Informal Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport in Baku
Baku, 22.09.2010 - Promoting the integrity of sport against manipulation of results, in other words "match fixing", was one of the main themes of the 18th Council of Europe Informal Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport held in Baku on 22 September at the invitation of the Azerbaijani authorities. The conference, chaired by Azad Rahimov, Minister for Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, examined good practices to be promoted to defend and reinforce sport's integrity in this area. Ministers adopted a resolution encouraging, among others, closer co-operation between states and all stakeholders to combat this scourge. They invited the Council of Europe to prepare a recommendation to member states on this issue.
An appendix to the resolution contains guidelines to combat manipulation of sport results more effectively. These guidelines cover topics such as sharing responsibilities and co-ordination, legislative measures to be taken and preventive actions by all stakeholders.
The Ministers also discussed the granting of visas to sportsmen and women participating in international competitions, the monitoring of the Sports Conventions (Anti-Doping and Spectator Violence), and the co-operation between the Council of Europe and the European Union in the sphere of sport, in particular following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.
Jaime Lissavetzky, State Secretary for Sport of Spain was designated by the Conference as the representative of the European Public Authorities on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee for the period 2011 – 2012. Mr Lissavetzky has been holding this position since 2009.
The resolution and its appendix -the guidelines- will be available on www.coe.int at a later stage.
Contact: Can Fişek, Directorate of Communication,
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