(UNITED KINGDOM, London – July, 2016) Genius Sports and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have signed a landmark agreement that will see both organisations working together to fight against the manipulation of competitions related to sports betting and to protect the integrity of Olympic events.
Based on the new agreement, Genius Sports, through its Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM) service, will support the IOC in delivering on its commitment to encourage and support the promotion of ethics in sport.
All sports competitions covered by the IOC’s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS), including the events at the Olympic Games and a range of competitions organised by International Federations (IFs) are implied in the agreement. By sharing information and best practices across these events, both organisations will be able to improve their respective areas of expertise through the use of specialist sports integrity technology.
Speaking at the signing of the agreement, the IOC’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Pâquerette Girard Zappelli, said: “In 2013, we launched our Intelligence Betting Integrity System to collate alerts and information on match manipulation and, ever since, we have further optimised the mechanism. We have identified responsible organisations that can assist our global effort to prevent corruption and are delighted about our new partnership with Genius Sports. They will provide added value by making available their specialist skills, knowledge and technological expertise during the Olympic Games and other major sporting competitions organised by the IFs.”
Genius Sports CEO Mark Locke added: “We are pleased to partner with the IOC at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and beyond. The Olympic Games represent the pinnacle of world sport and are the ultimate platform to showcase the values of excellence, friendship and respect upon which sport is built. We look forward to sharing our expertise and intelligence to aid the prevention of match manipulation in order to further safeguard the integrity of these major and extraordinary competitions.”
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About the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation made up of volunteers which is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 percent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of USD 3.25 million goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.
About Genius Sports
Genius Sports is a global leader in sports data technology and distribution services. We provide innovative and data-driven solutions to sports federations, leagues and rights holders.
Genius Sports, through its Sport Integrity Monitor service, helps governing bodies prevent and manage the integrity concerns associated to betting-related corruption and match fixing. The range of services available includes consultancy, education and training, bet monitoring and investigations.
Founded on integrity, Genius Sports has become the trusted partner of hundreds of sporting bodies, including the world’s largest international federations and professional leagues such as FIBA, MLB, EPL, LaLiga, ATP and WTA.
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