04 Dec 2013

Pilgrim recently presented at FIFA/INTERPOL Integrity in Sport Workshop in Bogota, Colombia

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MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2013 — Jill Pilgrim, co-founder and principal of Precise Advisory Group, recently served as a presenter in a FIFA/INTERPOL Integrity in Sport Workshop in Bogota, Colombia. This was her second time participating in the workshop series; she presented during a similar program earlier this year in Salvador, Brazil.  The Integrity in Sport workshop is part of the global FIFA/INTERPOL Training, Education and Prevention Initiative that was created to tackle match-fixing and corruption in soccer.

Pilgrim has decades of experience working at the highest levels in sports business, in particular for several national sports governing bodies as well as within the Olympic movement.  Her recent workshop presentation identified the key elements necessary to provide effective anti-fraud rules for soccer associations, but is equally applicable to all sport governing entities. This includes behavior – relating to betting, inside information and match-fixing – that should be forbidden and effective consequences to deter this behavior. The presentation also identified best practices for an orderly way for soccer and other sport associations to conduct internal investigation and disciplinary proceedings, and the means for achieving optimal communication and cooperation between football associations and law enforcement.

For Pilgrim’s reflections of her experiences at the workshop, click Precisely.

About the workshop series
INTERPOL is conducting this global series of training workshops that bring together soccer administrators, players, referees, betting regulators and law enforcement representatives to improve awareness and understanding of corruption in soccer, the tactics used by its perpetrators and improve understanding of the methods to recognize, resist and report them. In addition the Bogota Workshop, INTERPOL identified ways of preventing match-fixing in the future in Colombia by recommending key actions required to more effectively protect soccer. At the close of the workshop the lead representatives of the stakeholders participated in a partnership development meeting to further consider the recommendations put forward during the workshop and strategize for the next steps.

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