IOC launches whistle-blower hotline

Updated: 2015-04-14 10:31


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BEIJING -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday launched whistle-blower hotline for competition manipulation and other ethical issues that threaten the integrity of sport.

The move was announced at an international summit meeting on sports integrity that was held in Lausanne and chaired by IOC President Thomas Bach.

"The ultimate goal of all this is to protect the clean athletes and to give them, as far as we can, fair competition," Bach said.

The web-based hotline is open to athletes, coaches, referees and the public, and guarantees 100 percent anonymity.

Anyone can report suspicious approaches or activities related to competition manipulation and/or infringements of the IOC Code of Ethics or other matters - including financial misconduct or other legal, regulatory and ethical breaches - over which the IOC has jurisdiction.