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#EUSportIntegrityDay EU Athletes now launching the 2nd edition

Apr 14, 2015 | Uncategorized

For the second consecutive year EU Athletes is launching the #EUSportIntegrityDay on April 15 to raise awareness amongst athletes on the risks of matchfixing.

Social medias are a key element of the education of athletes on the potential risks of matchfixing.

I order to promote the #PROtectIntegrity campaign launched in 2012 with the help of EGBA, RGA and ESSA with a cofinancing of the European Commission under the preparatory actions in the field of sport. EU Athletes members are using on the 15th of April social medias to promote a successful and unique education programme for athletes.

For Jean-François Reymond (EU Athletes General Secretary) “Educating athletes on the risks of match fixing has always been a high priority for the associations member of EU Athletes. We have successfully trained the trainers and delivered direct face to face education for more than 14.000 athletes in Europe in 2014. With the use of social medias, #EUSportIntegrityDay becomes the  continuation of our programme. We want to make sure that all the athletes in Europe are aware of the rules in their sport and sport stakeholders are understanding the benefits of a broader communication on all channels to effectively protect the integrity of sport”.

Looking forward to expand this programme under ERASMUS+ EU Athletes is now counting on the sport movement to be more involved and accept April 15 as #EUSportIntegrityDay.