IRB first to join the IOC corruption programme

Last updated 06:52 05/06/2014
FRONT FOOT: The IRB has joined an IOC programme aimed at tackling corruption in sport, withIRB chairman Bernard Lapasset saying ‘‘match-fixing and corruption are some of the biggest threats to all sports.
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FRONT FOOT: The IRB has joined an IOC programme aimed at tackling corruption in sport, IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset saying ‘‘match-fixing and corruption are some of the biggest threats to all sports.

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The International Rugby Board says it has joined an International Olympic Committee program aimed at tackling illegal betting, match-fixing and corruption in sports.

The IOC said the IRB was the first Olympic summer international federation to sign up to its monitoring program dubbed Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS).

The system has already been tested at some sevens world series events.

IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said, ''Match-fixing and corruption are some of the biggest threats to all sports and while there is no history of prevalence in rugby, it is important that we continue to drive forward measures that educate and safeguard the rugby community from such threats.''

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