Match-fixing, Gambling and Doping are the main challenges before IOC: Jacques Rogge
Besides doping, corruption, match fixing and gambling will be major challenges before International Olympic Committee (IOC), the international Olympic games governing body President Jacques Rogges said to a news paper.
Citing corruption, match fixing and gambling even greater threat to Olympic, Rogge said that the two challenges are even a bigger threat to the Olympics movement than doping, The Telegraph quoted Rogge as saying.
"We have made doping a top priority, now there is a new danger coming up that almost all countries have been affected by and that is corruption, match-fixing and illegal gambling," Rogge said last year.
Rogge's principal concern appears to be corruption prompted by illegal bookmaking operations in the subcontinent and Asia.
To tackle the threat the IOC has established a monitoring unit, with input from the Metropolitan Police and the UK Gambling Commission.
The Metropolitan Police will bring in any information it has, and the IOC will hope to gather information from international federations and competing nations.ick Tofiluk, head of regulation at the Gambling Commission, said that the likelihood of corruption was minimal.
"Our view is that the threat of something happening is very low," he said.
"There is no specific intelligence that anything is going to happen. However, the impact of something happening would be tremendously high to the reputation of the Olympics , of the UK and sport in general," he added.
--With ANI Inputs--
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