What is Sport Integrity?
The work of the IGF is guided by its Vision, Mission and all of our operations are conducted in line with our Values of Integrity, Solidarity, Respect and Excellence:
We are truthful and honest in all our dealings.
We are united in our philosophy, objectives and approach.
We are respectful of diverse opinions and value our stakeholders equally.
We deliver our services and activities at the highest possible standards.
As part of its Mission, the IGF commits to:
Safeguard the integrity of golf and protect athletes from doping and the manipulation of competitions and ensure their health, safety and well being.
Integrity is a core value of the game of golf. It is fundamental for the IGF to preserve the integrity of the sport and competitions, provide fair, safe and inclusive sporting environments and protect the rights of athletes.
The IGF is calling on its national and professional members, athletes, coaches, support personnel, administrators and/or relevant participants or stakeholders to be united and work together to protect our sport from the various integrity threats.
REPORT DOPING: Every piece of information is important in the fight for clean sport.
The ITA REVEAL PLATFORM enables you to report what you may have seen, heard or experienced in a completely anonymous and secure manner. All information is treated in a confidential and sensible manner.
The IGF Whistleblowing Channel can be used to report suspicious approaches or activities related to competition manipulation, harassement and abuse, infringements of the IGF Code of Ethics or other matters including financial misconduct or other legal, regulatory and ethical breaches over which the IGF has jurisdiction.
This section will help you understand obligations in relation to anti-doping, result fixing, corruption and other ethical and integrity issues. Games-specific anti-doping information can be found under the respective IGF webpage for that Olympic Games edition.
MANIPULATION OF COMPETITIONS
The integrity of sport depends on the outcome of sporting events and competitions being based entirely on the competing merits of the participants involved. Any form of corruption that might undermine public confidence in the integrity of a sporting contest is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport and must be eradicated at all costs.
The IGF is committed to the integrity of sport and the fight against the manipulation of competitions by adhering to the standards set out in the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and by requiring its members to do likewise.
A series of integrity tools and documents have been developed to assist national and professional members, athletes, coaches, support personnel, administrators and/or relevant participants or stakeholders to comply with the IGF Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions. They are available below for free download.
Policy & Toolbox
IGF TRIBUNAL AND CAS ADD DECISIONS
There are no decisions made by the IGF Tribunal or CAS ADD on behalf of the IGF where sanctions are still enforced.
The Whistleblowing Channel
The Whistleblowing Channel can be used to:
- Report suspicious approaches or activities related to competition manipulation
- Report incidences of harassement and abuse
Report infringements of the IGF Code of Ethics or other matters including financial misconduct or other legal, regulatory and ethical breaches over which the IGF has jurisdiction
Please see below to report on matters regarding Anti-Doping*
To report an offence or breach via the Whistleblowing Channel:
Important considerations before reporting via this Channel:
- Confidentiality: Your identity will not be disclosed to persons beyond those responsible for investigating your report, without your explicit consent.
- Anonymity: Any person can request to stay anonymous and such request will be respected by the IGF. However, we encourage that personal information is disclosed to enable appropriate follow up.
*Reports related to Anti-Doping:
As part of the IGF's partnership with the International Testing Agency (ITA), the IGF is utilising the ITA's centralized and highly secured whistleblowing platform called ‘REVEAL’ for reports related to the fight against doping.