Experts of the Council of Europe Network of the National Platforms (Group of Copenhagen) presented the “Typology of Sports Manipulations” to the members of the “Match-Fixing Task Force” (IMFTF) as part of a webinar organised by INTERPOL. Over 160 officials from law enforcement agencies dealing with organized crime, sports corruption, money laundering, economic and financial crime, gambling and cyber-crime as well as judicial authorities and an Attorney General Office from more than 50 countries participated.
The activity took part of the close cooperation between INTERPOL and the Council of Europe for the promotion and implementation of the Macolin Convention. The webinar was an opportunity to highlight the central role played by law enforcement within the National Platforms.
The Group of Copenhagen has elaborated the Typology as an innovative pedagogical tool for the use of its members listing the different types of competition manipulation that fall within the article 3 of the Macolin Convention. The 33 countries members of the Group of Copenhagen have laid the groundwork for transnational cooperation, thus enabling the exchange of information, experience and expertise essential to combating the manipulation of sports competitions.The Typology now clarifies the definition of manipulation of sports competitions and offers a common terminology to all those involved in the fight against this scourge.