The FIVB has partnered up with RC3 and Partners Consulting to create an awareness-raising program for sport integrity. The initiative, entitled “Prevention program on tackling sport manipulation,” will be made public to the entire volleyball community in the next few months. With the partnership, the FIVB aims to minimize the threat of manipulation in future competitions and secure volleyball and beach volleyball as a family-friendly, safe sport. The institution has plans to have the completion of the programme a mandatory requirement for participation in volleyball competitions, much similar to its educational initiatives related to doping prevention.
Here is what both parties had to say of the new initiative:
“Our mission at the FIVB is to be the world’s number one sport and a key part of this is to have exhilarating live volleyball and beach volleyball matches where any result is possible. This purpose of the e-learning programme is to promote a wider understanding of the dangers of match manipulation and educate everyone involved in volleyball in how to avoid it. The questionnaire is important in allowing us to tailor the programme to our stakeholders and ensure that it is as valuable as possible.” – FIVB’s President Ary Graça
“Manipulation of sports competitions is a dangerous phenomenon, against which no sport, including volleyball is protected. We are delighted about contributing to the enthusiastic efforts of the FIVB in fighting it. I am convinced that our E-learning programme will be able to provide adequate information on sport manipulation and the possible counter measures, which will be able to strengthen the integrity of the sport and the awareness of the FIVB family.” – RC3’s Managing Partner Norbert Rubicse
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