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CCES Integrity Hotline Expanded to Manage More Reports
Report doping and competition manipulation through a secure, anonymous platform
The CCES has partnered with RealResponse to ensure the hotline meets the needs of the people who want to speak up. RealResponse is a leading provider of a safe and secure reporting platform for athletes, teams, and organizations. Their tool allows individuals to anonymously share information and evidence with the CCES Integrity Hotline by phone, text, WhatsApp, or email.
"Protecting clean, fair, and safe sport is a collective responsibility…
All reports to the hotline will be evaluated and can lead to investigations and/or targeted testing. Relevant information may also be shared with other anti-doping or integrity organizations. Report Doping, the CCES Integrity Hotline's predecessor, has received more than 700 reports since 2013, which were used to establish multiple anti-doping rule violations across a range of sports and to guide intelligence-
The CCES's new strategic plan identifies competition manipulation as a priority because of its potential to be a major threat to the integrity of sport and the safety of athletes. Recently legalized in Canada, single-sport betting brings a greater likelihood of competition manipulation, which in turn places athlete safety and well-being at risk and starts to erode the public's confidence in the integrity of the sporting competitions. This type of cheating is harder to detect than doping. We anticipate that information from the people affected by willful interference with the natural process of clean competition will be one of the significant values of the new CCES Integrity Hotline.
If competition manipulation reports are made to the CCES Integrity Hotline from sports that have an existing competition manipulation policy, the CCES will work with the sport organization to ensure the relevant information is reported. However, if competition manipulation reports are received from sports that do not have a policy in place, the CCES will assess the information and determine where the information may be directed, as well as the appropriate process that will be followed.