NEW YORK, MARCH 26 – “Let’s unite to fight against corruption in sport. Today we call for a global alliance and a rule of law to eradicate the cancer of corruption in sport and prevent those that want to destroy our hopes”.
The former Italian Foreign Minister and Chairman of the international coalition Sport Integrity Global Alliance addressed the Sports Integrity Forum in New York: “Being a judge dealing with anti corruption mafia cases, I know all too well the contamination of organized crime and corruption”, Frattini said.
Opening the meeting, the former Italian FM and VP/Commissioner of EU launched an appeal to take advantage of the full potential of sport “as a vehicle of values, youth inclusion, promotion of integrity and good governance”. The 5th edition of the Sports Integrity Forum was held at the prestigious New York Athletic Club.
The Sport Integrity Global Alliance is an independent and neutral coalition of more than 70 international multi-industry members, that three years ago announced a draft set of universal standards. SIGA has now launched a comprehensive consultation process throughout the world of sport. (@OnuItalia)