The Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) was privileged to co-ordinate the preparation of the guidelines on integrity in sport, within the framework of the Kazan Action Plan.

With improved sport integrity as the aim of Action 3 of Kazan Action Plan, five areas have been identified to provide some guidelines to public authorities for the development of policies in these domains.

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The good practices mentioned in the guidelines and the standards which set out the legal framework in the five policy areas are, of course, not an exhaustive list. For this reason, the guidelines are accompanied and completed by this online directory of many other best practice examples and legal references. The online directory will be updated in line with the changing landscape of sport, and we encourage the reader to suggest the addition of any new references (or indeed deletion of obsolete ones) via this webpage.

A filter is available in the right-hand banner, so that you can show the good practices by policy area, and by type of resource.

Please note that some practices and resources are cross-sectorial and can appear more than once.

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Policy area 1

IOC Sustainability Strategy

http://extrassets.olympic.org/sustainability-strategy/#_ga=2.166804478.1537066975.1596529922-1497968687.1556891426

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IOC Agenda 2020

https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/Documents/Olympic-Agenda-2020/Olympic-Agenda-2020-20-20-Recommendations.pdf#_ga=2.133840846.1537066975.1596529922-1497968687.1556891426

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Declaration on Safeguarding the Rights of Child Athletes (November 2017)

http://www.uni-europa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Safeguarding-the-Rights-of-Child-Athletes-8-November-2017-EUSP-SPORT-2.pdf

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NFL Game Day Concussion Protocol

https://www.playsmartplaysafe.com/newsroom/videos/nfl-head-neck-spine-committees-concussion-protocol-overview/

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FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence

https://www.fifa.com/development/medical/about-us/fifa-medical-centres-of-excellence/index.html

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Training for CPR and first aid for professional basketball players and administrative and coaching staff of professional teams

https://pjp-eu.coe.int/documents/0/42312249/5.2_FR_Syndicat_Basketball_CPR_Training_PSS_practice_example.pdf/9315ebe8-b8cf-42e5-b33e-7c2246f12d3e

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Talent development and injury prevention in youth alpine ski racers of a ski boarding school

https://pjp-eu.coe.int/documents/0/42312249/1.2_AT_UIBK_PSS_practice_example.pdf/3a4747c7-ee48-46c7-9712-e94c1249578e

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IOC Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration (2018)

https://d2g8uwgn11fzhj.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/09134729/Athletes-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Declaration_2018.10.07.pdf

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IOC Consensus Statement on Training the Elite Child Athlete

https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/News/20051411-Consensus-Statement-Adopted-On-Training-The-Elite-Child-Athlete/EN-Training-the-Elite-Child-Athlete-report-1016.pdf#_ga=2.95107676.1537066975.1596529922-1497968687.1556891426

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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability framework

https://www.globalreporting.org/information/sustainability-reporting/Pages/gri-standards.aspx

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FIFA Disciplinary Code (2019 edition, articles 11 and 12)

https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/fifa-disciplinary-code-2019-edition.pdf?cloudid=i8zsik8xws0pyl8uay9i

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FIFA Code of Ethics (article 23 on protection of physical and mental integrity)

https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/fifa-code-of-ethics-2018-version-takes-effect-12-08-18.pdf?cloudid=uemlkcy8wwdtlll6sy3j

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FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (article 19 and 19bis: protection of minors)

https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/regulations-on-the-status-and-transfer-of-players-june-2020.pdf?cloudid=ixztobdwje3tn2bztqcp

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Safe Sport Code for the US Olympic and Paralympic Movement

https://uscenterforsafesport.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-SafeSport-Code-04.15.19-Hyperlinked.pdf

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Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 on human rights and business

https://rm.coe.int/human-rights-and-business-recommendation-cm-rec-2016-3-of-the-committe/16806f2032

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ECRI’s General Policy Recommendation No. 15 on combating hate speech

https://www.coe.int/en/web/european-commission-against-racism-and-intolerance/recommendation-no.15

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Policy area 2

Pact for Transparency and Protection of children and women in Colombian sports

https://mlr.vicepresidencia.gov.co/Paginas/prensa/2019/Vicepresidenta-de-la-Republica-firma-Pacto-por-la-Transparencia-y-la-Proteccion-de-los-ninos-y-las-mujeres-en-el-deporte-co.aspx

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Study on gender-based violence in sport, European Commission

https://ec.europa.eu/sport/sites/sport/files/gender-based-violence-sport-study-2016_en.pdf

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WPA Gender Equality Principles (2017)

https://www.uniglobalunion.org/sites/default/files/imce/wp_gender_equality_principles_0.pdf

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The IOC Consensus Statement on sexual harassment and abuse in sport (2007)

https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/News/20070802-IOC-adopts-Consensus-Statement-on-sexual-harassment-and-abuse-in-sport/EN-Sexual-Harassment-Abuse-In-Sportt-report-1125.pdf#_ga=2.171515488.1537066975.1596529922-1497968687.1556891426

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The IOC Consensus Statement: harassment and abuse (non-accidental violence) in sport (2016)

https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/dl.php?url=https://d2g8uwgn11fzhj.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/18111335/IOC-Consensus-Statement_Harassment-and-abuse-in-sport-2016.pdf

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FIFA Disciplinary Code (2019 edition, article 13)

https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/fifa-disciplinary-code-2019-edition.pdf?cloudid=i8zsik8xws0pyl8uay9i

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html

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Declaration on Safeguarding the Rights of Child Athletes (November 2017)

http://www.uni-europa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Safeguarding-the-Rights-of-Child-Athletes-8-November-2017-EUSP-SPORT-2.pdf

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Policy area 3

World Athletics Governance Rules

https://www.worldathletics.org/download/download?filename=5b65038c-a79c-46a9-821c-8616137c89e7.pdf&urlslug=B3.1%20-%20Governance%20Rules

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EPAS Good practice handbook on good governance initiatives in sport at national level

https://edoc.coe.int/en/module/ec_addformat/download?cle=8ede06ecd4c633266fdced4089d42ddd&k=c9ca4625d124ada33d4e093f0e21fe57

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Sports Governance Observer, Play the Game

https://www.playthegame.org/theme-pages/the-national-sports-governance-observer/

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FIFA Governance Regulations

https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/fifa-governance-regulations-2016-2112075.pdf?cloudid=hoqftq5c00zsy25kio1y

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IOC Agenda 2020

https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/Documents/Olympic-Agenda-2020/Olympic-Agenda-2020-20-20-Recommendations.pdf#_ga=2.133840846.1537066975.1596529922-1497968687.1556891426

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Olympic Charter

https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/General/EN-Olympic-Charter.pdf

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IOC Basic Universal Principles of Good Governance of the Olympic and Sports Movement

https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/IOC/Who-We-Are/Commissions/Ethics/Good-Governance/EN-Basic-Universal-Principles-of-Good-Governance-2011.pdf#_ga=2.95058908.1537066975.1596529922-1497968687.1556891426

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Policy area 4

Fix the Fixing

http://theicss.org/2017/07/23/35-athletes-believe-matches-at-their-level-were-fixed-says-forthcoming-study/

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Staying on side: how to stop match-fixing

https://www.transparency.org/en/news/staying-on-side-how-to-stop-match-fixing

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FIFA Specific Recommendations to Combat Match Manipulation – Guidelines for FIFA member associations (Circular no. 1424)

https://www.icsspe.org/system/files/FIFA%20Circular%20Letter%20-%20Specific%20Recommendations%20to%20Combat%20Match%20Manipulation.pdf

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FIFA Integrity Officer Kit

https://www.fifa.com/who-we-are/legal/integrity/integrity-support/integrity-material/

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Interpol-IOC: Handbook on protecting sport from competition manipulation

https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/IOC/What-We-Do/Protecting-Clean-Athletes/Betting/Education-Awareness-raising/Interpol-IOC-Handbook-on-Protecting-Sport-from-Competition-Manipulation.pdf

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Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions

https://stillmed.olympic.org/Documents/Commissions_PDFfiles/Ethics/olympic_movement_code_on_the_prevention_of_the_manipulation_of_competitions-2015-en.pdf

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Policy area 5

WADA Guidelines

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/resources/search?f%5B0%5D=field_resource_collections%3A190

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IOC anti doping regulations

https://www.olympic.org/-/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/Games/Summer-Games/Games-Tokyo-2020-Olympic-Games/Anti-Doping-and-Medical-Rules/IOC-Anti-Doping-Rules-Tokyo-2020.pdf

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NFL Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse (NFL PPSA)

https://nflpaweb.blob.core.windows.net/media/Default/PDFs/2018%20Policy%20and%20Program%20on%20Substances%20of%20Abuse.pdf

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Council of Europe Anti-Doping Convention and its Additional Protocol

https://www.coe.int/en/web/conventions/full-list/-/conventions/treaty/135 https://www.coe.int/en/web/conventions/full-list/-/conventions/treaty/188

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Policy area 4Strengthening measures against the manipulation of sports competitions
Policy area 5Ensuring an adequate anti-doping policy framework, its implementation and effective compliance measures
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