Issuing its results for the first half of 2019, the GLMS has revealed that 35 of its 64 alerts to partners came from football. 

This meant that a high amount of the alerts were sent to leading football governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA, whilst the remaining alerts were distributed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) or Local Gaming Authorities. 

In total, 432 alerts were sent to GLMS members in the opening half of the year, with 232 of them stemming from European football. A total of 312 alerts came from Europe, with it being the most prominent continent on the list. 

Reflecting on the first half of the year, GLMS President Ludovico Calvi issued the following statement: “We were very pleased to begin the year with a very successful integrity and educational seminar in the Olympic Museum, in Lausanne, which we organised in coordination with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

“At the end of the first quarter, we also went live with our new mobile and web sites, which have been highly appreciated by our members and partner as a new source of key information for topics such as Integrity and Sport Ethics.” 

He added: “At a policy level, we are excited to learn that the Council of Europe Convention on Sport Corruption will be entering into force on September 1st and we look forward to effectively supporting the Council with the relevant upcoming work streams. 

“We have alerted 64 matches to our partners, while we have also developed 37 analysis-reports on request of our partners or members. At the same time, we constantly make our best efforts to enhance all our Monitoring and Integrity services, including our education and prevention programmes and we are always available to effectively support members and partners with the development of ad hoc education and prevention tools in compliance with national regulatory and public needs. 

“One of the highlights of the last months was also our key contribution to the FIFA Integrity TaskForce in view of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. We were honoured to be the only non-for profit Sport Integrity monitoring association to be part of the TaskForce and support its Monitoring and Integrity activities.”