Fighting corruption in sport. The growing role of research – Webinar

On Monday, September 4, 2023, from 4 p.m., the online meeting entitled “The fight against corruption in sport. The growing role of research“. The conference is jointly organised with Eurispes as part of the Sport Integrity Week 2023 programme, which will be held from 2 to 9 September by the Sport Integrity Global Alliance – SIGA (

It will be possible to participate in the event, which will be held entirely in English, after registering at the following link:

Programme of proceedings

Introductory greetings:

Emanuel Macedo De Medeiros, CEO of Sport Integrity Global Alliance

Speeches will be given by:

Giovanni Tartaglia , Chair of SIGA, magistrate, member of the Scientific Committee of Eurispes, Legal Advisor Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – “Organised crime and corruption in sport“.

Nicola Allocca, Chair of the Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption OECD Committee – “The so called zero corruption approach“.

Stefano Cavanna, Lawyer, Expert in European Union Capacity Building programs expert, Former High Council of Judicial Power elected member – “The history of the fight against corruption in the sport sector“.

The live broadcast will be transmitted on the institutional website ( and on the Institute’s social channels (Facebook   Twitter   Linkedin  Instagram)

Sport is a source of inspiration and shared values, a factor of progress and human fulfilment that moves billions of people around the world. Sport is a fundamental driver for both economic growth and social inclusion, supporting the Sustainable Development Goals constituting the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition, sport is a multibillion-dollar industry with intricate ties to public and private interests.

A modern and holistic approach should recognize and consider how new avenues of corruption thrive in sport, both on and off the field of play.

Corruption in sport has been acknowledged as an emerging risk area in the 2019-2021 G20 Anti[1]Corruption Working Group (ACWG) Action Plan.

The increasing relevance of corruption in both professional and amateur sport has inspired at the policy level several multilateral initiatives such as, among others, the adoption of a political declaration by the first-ever special session of the United Nations General Assembly against corruption on 2 June 2021, which refers to the importance of tackling corruption in sport and the adoption of resolutions 7/8, entitled “Corruption in Sport” and 8/4, entitled “Safeguarding Sport from Corruption”, by the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption at its seventh and eighth session, in Vienna in 2017 and in Abu Dhabi in 2019.

The Italian G20 Presidency promoted in 2021 the adoption of a set of High Level Principles on Tackling Corruption in sport. The exercise  has been launched also providing for the attention of the research on the specific challenge. In that sense, the webinar would focus on the perspective of the role of the research in the fight against corruption in sport.

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