ULIS has been working in close collaboration with the IOC, specifically the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (“OM Unit PMC”) to support with ensuring the integrity of all sport events of the Gangwon 2024 Youth Olympic Games in South Korea (19 January – 1 February). Together, the lottery members and partners of the ULIS network are monitoring the competitions to identify any suspicious betting patterns or potential breaches of integrity rules as defined by the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Code PMC).
ULIS and the IOC have an agreement in place and have already been working together on various editions of the Olympic Games and educational activities. Last year, with the support of the OM Unit PMC, ULIS organized in Lausanne a integrity seminar on the role of lotteries in supporting the sport movement on the prevention of competition manipulation. In addition to monitoring, ULIS truly believes that education and prevention play an important role in the fight against competition manipulation.
During the period of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon, the IOC is running the campaign “Make the Right Decision” designed to raise awareness about the risks of competition manipulation. For reminder, according to the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, it is prohibited for all accredited participants of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to bet on one’s own sports or any events of the YOG, and to share inside information. In addition, participant always need to report any suspicious activities related to manipulation.
This is the 4th edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games and the first time the Winter YOG is being held in Asia. The province of Gangwon in South Korea already hosted the Olympic Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2018. Gangwon 2024 is built on the Pyeong Chang Olympic Games legacy in view of engaging the young generation through various activities before, throughout and after the Games.
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