Archery’s international governing body World Archery is one of the first summer Olympic sport organisations to sign up to the International Olympic Committee‘s integrity system to combat match fixing and corruption.
The Integrity Betting Intelligence System, or IBIS, collates information on bets taken before and during major sporting events and analyses them for indications of manipulation. The system will be used at Olympic and Youth Olympic games, World Championships, and some World Cup stages, and the IOC is hoping all summer Olympic sporting federations will sign up to it before the Rio 2016 games.
WA secretary General Tom Dielen commented on the World Archery website, “World Archery regards maintaining high standards of fair play within the sport as a vital priority. Archery has not had to deal with the blight of betting corruption that other sports are threatened by, and this is an ethical record World Archery is both proud of and will fiercely protect.”
“Through educational programmes for athletes and officials, the enforcement of clear regulations and proactive cooperation with the International Olympic Committee, member federations and our sports men and women, we will continue to safeguard the integrity of archery against match-fixing and corruption.”