SIGA Strives 19: Global body initiates White Paper on Sport Integrity

May 13 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is putting in place the infrastructure for a White Paper on Sport Integrity involving input from multiple stakeholders across six core areas.

The 12-month thought leadership project has three main objectives, said SIGA:

  • To provide an independent strategic analysis of the role of sport and its constituents in relation to all dimensions of Sport Integrity;
  • Promote an inclusive and informed debate on the main integrity issues in sport and build consensus on the most apposite solutions; and
  • Foster the implementation of action-oriented global integrity reforms across all key areas and levels of sport.

SIGA is setting up six multi-stakeholder Expert Groups for the six Core Areas the White Paper will cover. Those groups will guide the research across: Good Governance in Sport; Financial Integrity and Sustainability in Sport; Sports Betting Integrity; Youth Development and Child Protection in Sport; Safety & Security in Sport; Anti-Doping.

SIGA said that the composition of all the internal structures, including a high-level Strategy Advisory Board, Steering Group and Expert Groups, will be announced in the coming weeks with representation across the entire industry.

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, CEO of SIGA and Chairman and CEO of SIGA AMERICA, and counts on the institutional support and participation of UEFA, US President’s Council on Sport, Fitness and Nutrition, Mastercard, ICSS INSIGHT and many other public and private partners. Additional details to be announced soon, including entities representing sport, government, global business, international organisations, civil society and academia.

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, said: “As we progress towards an uncertain future and incoming economic crisis, it is clear that the promotion and protection of integrity is now more critical than ever.

“Sport is at a crossroads. We simply cannot wait any longer for reforms that should have implemented 10 to 15 years ago!  That’s why SIGA and our partners are assuming leadership and moving this project forward, as a truly independent initiative, driven by a multi-stakeholder effort and co-owned by the industry.”

This is the 18th in a set of 30 boosting measures and initiatives being announced and developed by SIGA.

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