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Policy Guidance to Commonwealth Governments on Protecting the Integrity of Sport

Policy Guidance to Commonwealth Governments on Protecting the Integrity of Sport

Publication type

Manuals and Tools

Publisher

Commonwealth Secretariat

Year

2016

At the 6th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting in 2012, Ministers requested that the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS) ‘lead the development of a framework encapsulating Commonwealth consensus on these issues [of integrity in sport] in conjunction with the Commonwealth Secretariat’.

Ministers asked that this work be finalised for the 8th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting in 2016, covering the issues of good governance, manipulation of sporting competition (match-fixing), safeguarding, anti-doping and equality.

This Policy Guidance to Commonwealth Governments on Protecting the Integrity of Sport is the result of CABOS work in response to this request, supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat. It is intended to support member governments to take practical steps within their own countries to protect the integrity of sport. The Guidance includes simple principles under each area, which, if adopted, should provide each Minister with a basic framework for focusing their government’s efforts.

These principles are complemented by an overview of existing relevant international agreements, frameworks and standards. Signposting is also provided to useful resources available to assist government officials to implement the principles. In this way it is hoped that this Policy Guidance will provide a practical tool in efforts to protect the integrity of sport in the Commonwealth.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:37

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