IOC Announce Meeting on Irregular and Illegal Sports Betting

February 23, 2011

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have released a press statement, anesthetist announcing that it will hold a Working Meeting on irregular and illegal sports betting on Tuesday 1 March 2011 at their Headquarters in Lausanne.

The meeting, which will be chaired by IOC President Jacques Rogge, will comprise members of the Olympic Movement, including representatives from International Federations and National Olympic Committees.

Ministers from Australia, France, Switzerland and the UK, international organisations such as Interpol, the European Union, the United Nations, and sports betting operators will also be in attendance.

The statement stressed that the meeting will be closed to the media but working facilities will be provided, and the IOC President will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. (CET) on the same day at the IOC Headquarters.