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The 12th meeting of Interpol’s Match-Fixing Task Force (IMFTF) concluded with a call to harmonize global efforts to curb competition manipulation.
Note: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was one of the participants at this meeting.
What did the participants discuss at this meeting?
The members deliberated on various mechanisms to improve intelligence sharing such as the establishment of national platforms as outlined in the Macolin Convention that centralizes and analyze information on irregular and suspicious trends.
What is the Macolin Convention?
The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions better known as the Macolin Convention is a multilateral treaty that aims to prevent, detect, and punish match-fixing in sports.
The convention was concluded in Macolin, Switzerland in 2014.
A major focus of the convention is to prevent and punish illegal sports betting operations and to prevent conflicts of interest between legal sports betting operators and sports organizations.
Source: The post is based on the article “Macolin Convention: Calls for global efforts to curb match-fixing” published in The Hindu on 13th May 2022.