PROtect Integrity

Integrity means doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.

#PROtectIntegrity, integrity means doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.

Sport faces many dangers and so we all need to take action to protect it. Only together, playing as a team, we can win.

Code of conduct
for athletes

Code of conduct for athletes

Together with player’s associations across Europe, we’ve established a guideline on integrity and against match fixing for athletes. You need to make sure you know the rules on sports betting.

Because it actually does. Being charged with a betting offence or match-fixing rules violation can ruin your career and harm your reputation forever. You need to make sure you know the rules on sports betting, even if you think it doesn’t concern you. You don’t know what rules we are talking about? Time to get in touch with your Player Association.

Regardless the level or type of the competition, if it is professional game or not, fixing is fixing and it is illegal. So is fixing any part of the game, even if it doesn’t change the winner or the final score of the game.

Never. It also means you can’t bet on the games you’re not playing in. Or ask someone else to place a bet for you. Betting companies have sophisticated monitoring systems so don’t think you can get away with it. Also, whatever is found on your phone or computer can be used as evidence against you.

If someone is approaching you to fix a game or any part of it, you must immediately report it. Report anything that seems suspicious. If you don’t report, you could get a long ban – even if you didn’t fix the game.If you don’t know where or how to report, get in touch with your player association.

Information about injuries, team selections or tactics… Anything that you know because of being a part of the team, should stay within the team.

Don´t disclose inside information – and that includes sharing on the internet or social media – as people might misuse it for gambling and cause you to break the rules.

Code of conduct

Know the rules. Protect your career!

Educational video in English

#EUSportIntegrityDay video in English

About the Campaign

About the Campaign

About the Campaign

The Code of Conduct for Athletes was updated in 2023 as a part of the Erasmus+ PROtect Integrity Online project co-funded by the European Union.

PROtect Integrity Online is a continuation of more than a decade of work related to match-fixing and sports betting integrity, including two Erasmus+ projects: PROtect Integrity and PROtect Integrity Plus.

About the Campaign