The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed that all 28 summer International Federations have signed up to its Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS) ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The summer federations have all signed up ahead of schedule, the IOC said, and join the winter federations in becoming members of the monitoring platform.

First launched in January 2014, the IBIS system is an intelligence sharing digital platform that collects alerts and information on potential manipulation by monitoring betting across sports, event owners and all major sports betting entities.

It monitors all Olympic sports, including their main international competitions and the Olympics, and was successfully implemented ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, with all winter sports federations signing up to the service ahead of the event.

IOC president Thomas Bach said that the association’s ultimate goal was to protect clean athletes, adding that IBIS was one tool to support this.

“This monitoring system helps to fight illegal betting, match-fixing and related corruption in sport, all of which threaten the credibility and integrity of sport,” he explained.

“It is fantastic news that, after such a short period since its inception, we have all IFs fully on board, highlighting yet again their commitment to the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020.”

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