The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) signed an agreement with the objective to detect and prevent any risk of manipulation of competition at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. The GLMS which is already actively operating to support the IOC’s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS) will reinforce the practice of technical intelligence by the IOC during the upcoming Games. In particular, GLMS will have a Betting Analyst working directly at the IOC HQ in Lausanne in order to ensure that betting patterns in relation to the Olympic events are effectively monitored to detect and prevent any potential risks.

Friedrich Martens, Head of the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Unit PMC) said on the occasion of the agreement: “Safeguarding the integrity of the Games is of paramount importance for the International Olympic Committee. In order to achieve this we need the experience, expertise and intelligence from all operators and stakeholders involved. GLMS, with which we have enjoyed a fruitful cooperation for years, will surely have a significant contribution thanks to its network and technical know-how”.

Ludovico Calvi, GLMS President, said: “The Olympics have always been a source of inspiration for all mankind, and this is particularly true this year. We are pleased and proud that the GLMS will be again contributing and supporting the IOC and specifically the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and safeguarding this unique power of the Olympics to bring the world together and promote sport values.”