European POINTS project meeting held in Prague

The representatives of EOC EU Office and European National Olympic Committees, European federations and other organisations came to Prague for the meeting of the project POINTS. Its main objective is to help to safeguard the common concept for the European federations and their members in pursuing good governance and ensuring the integrity of sport, especially in the field of prevention and resolution of match-fixing by founding a basic network of contacts from the eighteen participating organisations that will be further developed.

The project builds on the activities of the International Olympic Committee in this area. It extends and reinforces the presence of Single Points of Contact for Sports Integrity (SPOC), it means contacts capable to fight for example against match-fixing. In the Czech Republic these issues are dealt with by Alexander Károlyi, ombudsman of the Czech Olympic Committee.

One of the short-term objectives of the project is to create information background and the educational programme for the network of contacts (SPOCs) followed by the organisation of seminars for National Sport Federations and other organisations with the main objective to present the benefits of the existence of such a network. Apart from EOC EU Office, also International Olympic Committee representatives, eleven National Olympic Committees, three European Federations and other institutions including Interpol are involved in the project. Radana Kubešová is the representative of Czech Olympic Committee in the project. More information about the project may be found HERE.