The United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports provided integrity training to 43 National Sports Associations (NSAs) in Hong Kong. The major NSAs of country attended the training, including football, basketball, table tennis, rugby, badminton, swimming, fencing, gymnastics, and cycling. ULIS Operational Manager, Daniel Chan, was in charge of raising awareness on integrity issues pertaining to sports betting monitoring and the tools to support investigations on potential cases of competition manipulation. The training also allowed participants to shared their experience in relation to integrity management.
This was an intiative from the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). An entity established in Hong Kong that since 1974 has been committed to fighting corruption. ICAC’s Director Bryan Chong Ka-lok highlighted that the training, which was a pilot course of the soon-to-open Hong Kong International Academy Against Corruption, aimed to enhance the integrity culture and governance of the sport sector. “The ICAC will continue to collaborate with stakeholders through a three-pronged approach of law enforcement, prevention and education to strengthen the industry’s governance. In order to share the good story of Hong Kong sports, the mottus “faster, higher, stronger” must be achieved in a fair and honest manner”, said Chong.