Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering
The manipulation of sporting competitions and related activities undermines the integrity of sport.
Manipulating sporting competitions can be a crime and punishable by law.
The Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy prescribes prohibited conduct which constitutes a breach, as well as offences which must be reported to Triathlon Australia. Through the Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy, Triathlon Australia aims to ensure that its core values, good reputation and positive behaviours and attitudes are maintained.
National Integrity Framework - Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy - Commencement 4th of May 2022
The Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy is designed to keep triathlon fair by protecting sporting competitions from competition manipulation (also know as match-fixing) and associated betting activity.
The Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy includes definitions of Prohibited Conduct regarding sports betting and competition manipulation, provides direction on how to report concerns, and sets obligations on National Sporting Organisations who have commercial arrangements with Wagering Service Providers (WSP). Since the manipulation of a sporting competition may also be a criminal act, this Policy is also designed to protect all members of sport from misconduct captured under legislation.
Who does the Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy apply to?
The Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy applies to everyone involved in sport including participants, athletes, employees, contractors, coaches, officials and support personnel at all levels, from the national level through to club sport.
Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy Prohibited Conduct
The following conduct constitutes a breach of the Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy:
Changing the result (or the course) of a sporting event in order to remove the unpredictable nature of the event for your own benefit, or the benefit of others. For example, deliberately losing the first half of a game to win a bet.
Betting on any event in your sport, regardless of whether you are competing or participating in that specific event.
Disclosing inside information which is not publicly available that could influence a person’s decision to bet on the sporting event.
Accepting a benefit (for example money, sponsorship, or gifts) that could lead to a breach of the Policy.
Failing to promptly report any information in relation to competition manipulation, including approaches to fix an event, bribe offers, or blackmail threats.
Being complicit in any Prohibited Conducts, including not reporting any reasonable suspicions about others.
Why do people manipulate competitions?
What is the reporting process?Activity that may be criminal or would constitute Prohibited Conduct under the Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy must be reported to the Triathlon Australia National Integrity Manager, and any other entity as required by law. Potential Prohibited Conduct should also be reported to Sport Integrity Australia via the online form: Sport Integrity Australia Report a Concern Online Form
Important Note: Members of Triathlon Australia (including sporting clubs/organisations) must not enter into commercial, advertising or sponsorship agreements with a Wagering Service Providers without the permission of Triathlon Australia.
What happens if someone commits a breach of the Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy?
Any alleged Prohibited Conduct that is reported will be dealt with under the Complaints Disputes and Discipline Policy. This could result in a sanction ranging from a warning, mandatory education to a ban from sport. Criminal conduct will be managed outside of this process by law enforcement.
# This website page information does not replace the National Integrity Framework Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy. The Policy applies and over rules this website page information in any instances.
Sport Integrity Australia e-Learning Education - Competition Manipulation and Sports Betting
# Please note this Sport Integrity Australia online e-Learning course was previously named Introduction to Match-Fixing
Sport Integrity Australia has developed an e-Learning anti-match fixing program which covers a number of key areas including:
1. What is match - fixing in sport - history and examples
2. the growth of sports betting and why match-fixing has become a significant threat to the integrity of sport
3. how match- fixing can ruin career and endanger lives
4. how match fixer may target athletes, officials and other relevant people
5. addictions a gateway to corruption
6. how to protect athletes, officials and other relevant persons from corruption and their reporting requirements
7. code of conduct requirements and other integrity tools, and
8. support and counselling options
Sport Integrity Australia e-Learning Education Course Name: Competition Manipulation and Sports Betting (Previously named Introduction to Match-Fixing)