December 6 – The US, whose law enforcement bodies are intent on cleaning up world football and its global corruption surrounding high value marketing rights in the Americas, now has a dedicated whistleblower line for athletes, sports execs and even members of the public who want to report misconduct.
Set up by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) – the whistleblower line will also be open for reports of Canadian corruption and will be a multi-lingual service.
Managed by specialist third-party provider, WhistleBlower Security, the Sport Integrity Hotline will be open 24 hours a day / 365 days a year and can be accessed via phone, email or online.
Michael Hershman, ICSS Group CEO, said: “At a time where many current and former athletes in the United States and Canada are bravely speaking out about the years of victimisation and abuse they have suffered, it is important that we continue to encourage more people to come forward and to provide them with the right resources and professional tools to help confidentially report and uncover instances of corruption, discrimination and other integrity issues that affect sport today.
“The new Sport Integrity Hotline in the United States and Canada aims to provide a truly independent and confidential whistle-blower platform for athletes, coaches, sports organisations and members of the public across North America and supports the ongoing work of our dedicated Special Investigations Unit and experienced sport integrity experts at the ICSS.”
Reports made to the hotline will be analysed by a sport integrity expert at the SIU with details of the case will then being shared with appropriate authorities or relevant bodies – including law enforcement agencies.
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