SIGA picks up anti-corruption theme with week of activity

December 4 – Coinciding with the UN International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is showcasing over the next five days work done by its members to tackle corruption, money laundering and criminal infiltration in sport.

As part of the SIGA Anti-Corruption Week, SIGA is holding an international Expert Summit on Global Leadership and Anti-Corruption in Sport, on Tuesday, 6 December.

The event will be held in cooperation with the Government of Azores. Participating organisations include G20, European Commission, UEFA, Transparency International, Observatory of Economy and Fraud Management, Liga Portugal, Portuguese FA, and various global law enforcement bodies.

On December 7,  SIGA will hold a Special Edition of its WoW (Women on Wednesdays) series, hosted by SIGA Member, the Ponta Delgada Football Association. The event will see female leaders from all sectors of the sporting industry addressing corruption issues and other crucial challenges facing the industry.

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, SIGA Global CEO, said: Sport is more exposed and vulnerable to a growing number of threats, such as corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, sports betting fraud and many others that undermine its integrity, reputation, and credibility. These threats have a global dimension and are increasingly complex and sophisticated, often involving multiple jurisdictions and transnational organised crime… It is time for robust, adequate, and up to date legislation, and proper resources to effectively root out corruption from Sport…We encourage all like-minded individuals and organisations to be part of our global movement and make these reforms a reality.”

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