iGaming Business – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organisation, are to increase their efforts in a joint bid to protect sports from corruption such as match-fixing.

IOC president Thomas Bach and Interpol secretary general Roland Noble met earlier this week to discuss a number of issues related to match-fixing, protecting and promoting sports integrity.

The discussions included the need for action in governance, regulatory enforcement, training and raising awareness.

The meeting comes after the IOC and Interpol in February signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the collaboration between the two organisations.

Under the MoU, Interpol has been working with the IOC to identify and address issues impacting the security and integrity of sports competitions, particularly during the Olympic and Youth Olympic Games.

“Building on the close collaboration between Interpol and the IOC is crucial to turning back crime threatening the integrity of sport,” Noble said.