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Varsity Esports Foundation joins ESIC as a New Member


The Varsity Esports Foundation (VEF) has officially become a member of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC). VEF’s membership with ESIC highlights the Foundation’s commitment to adopting and promoting ESIC’s Integrity Program, ethical standards, and Anti-Corruption mechanisms within their esports operations.

UCC Enters into ESIC Membership


Tournament Operator UCC has officially joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as a member, marking an important step in UCC’s development into an organisation utilising internationally recognised integrity codes and regulations. UCC’s membership demonstrates its commitment to maintaining integrity in its esports operations and joining the wider battle against corruption and match manipulation within esports.

Tennis Integrity Unit makes senior legal hire from World Rugby

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The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has confirmed that Ben Rutherford will join the organisation as Senior Director, Legal in December 2020 ahead of the organisation becoming the sport’s first fully independent anti-corruption organisation in January 2021.

FIFA and UNODC launch cooperation tackling crime and abuse


FIFA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have jointly reiterated their commitment to address threats posed by crime to sport and stressed the importance of cooperation through the landmark memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by both organisations in Vienna on Monday.

Statement from the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee


Following reports appearing in several media sources since May 2020, the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has initiated a preliminary investigation into certain allegations concerning the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino. In addition, on 21 June 2020, a complaint was filed against the FIFA President before the FIFA Ethics Committee concerning the same matter.  

Bulgarian brothers banned from tennis


The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has today confirmed that two Bulgarian tennis players have been banned and face significant fines, after being convicted of a number of corruption offences.

FIFPRO issues warning on numerous improper match-fixing bans


FIFPRO is aware that a number of Ukrainian players have received life bans from professional football by the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee (‘DEC’) of the Football Federation of Armenia. We are concerned that players are being sanctioned on the basis of reports of so called sports data providers, without any substantial evidence.

Independent Ethics Committee extends provisional ban on Yves Jean-Bart and sanctions other Haitian football officials


Following a request by the chairwoman of the investigatory chamber, and in accordance with article 85 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE), the provisional ban imposed on 25 May 2020 on Yves Jean-Bart, the President of the Haitian Football Association (FHF), has been extended by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber for an additional period of 90 days, which will start upon the expiry of the initial 90-day ban. During this time, Mr Jean-Bart will continue to be banned from taking part in any football-related activity at both national and international level.

IOC and UNODC enhance partnership to tackle crime in and through sport

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Tackling crime in and through sport, protecting the credibility of sport and enhancing the strategic partnership between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) were the key issues discussed by IOC President Thomas Bach and UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly , who met virtually on Tuesday 21 July 2020.


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