What is Competition Manipulation?Competition Manipulation occurs when a player, coach or official cheats in order to remove the unpredictability of a competition.
The IIHF rules prohibit 4 forms of Competition Manipulation:
- NO BETTING: Players, officials and/or player support personnel cannot bet on ice hockey games.
- NO MATCH FIXING: Players, officials and/or player support personnel cannot fix an ice hockey game by engaging in behaviour which is aimed at the improper alteration of the ice hockey game.
- NO SHARING INSIDER INFORMATION: Players, officials and/or player support personnel cannot share information (such as team tactics or injuries) exclusively known to them due to their involvement with their team or the ice hockey game.
- ALWAYS REPORT: Players, officials and/or player support personnel must always report any suspicious behaviour related to competition manipulation.
Relevant RulesThe IIHF rules on Competition Manipulation are contained within the IIHF Competition Manipulation Code.
Monitoring of CompetitionsThe IIHF monitors all IIHF Competitions all over the world through elaborate mechanisms and cooperation with sports experts, betting operators and police forces. The IIHF has entered into monitoring partnerships with:
(1) IOC INTEGRITY BETTING INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM (IBIS)
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ReportingAll concerns regarding Competition Manipulations can at all times be reported to the IIHF on the reporting page.
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