The ICSS will convene its flagship conference Securing Sport from 01 – 04 December 2020, in a virtual event format under the theme ‘Building Resilience in an Ever-Changing World’. Securing Sport is an international and multisectoral conference, which was conceived to serve as a platform for discussions about the changes, challenges and threats to sport and the opportunities sport can generate in the socio-economic context. The latest editions were hosted by the Lancaster House in London and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
By bringing together all ICSS partners and allies, Securing Sport gives inspiration to the ICSS regarding the general work objectives and future endeavors in safeguarding sport as a common good for humankind.
As an open-ended platform, Securing Sport unites international and national decision-makers, eminent experts and gives a voice to stakeholders across sectors with the aim of inspiring collective action and identifying solutions to enhance the safety, security and integrity of sport, while protecting its societal values.
In a series of digital events – Policy Dialogues, Expert Debates and Youth Interventions hosted by the ICSS initiative Save the Dream – set against a virtual stage backdrop, the panels will analyse some of the most pressing current challenges facing the world of sport and address global challenges, international approaches and ways to further strengthen multisectoral cooperation.
The 2015 edition was held at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Securing Sport 2015 featured panels across three key themes: ‘Corruption in Sport; Emerging Threats; the Social and Economic Impact of Sport’.
Under the theme ‘The Business of Protecting the Future of Sport’ the conference was held in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The McCain Institute, bringing together leaders and experts from the world of business, sport, security, technology and civil society to focus on the key issues affecting the opportunities associated with the growth of sports industry.
Taking place at the Lancaster House in London, under the conference theme ‘Sport under Threat: The Game is Ours to Win’, speakers debated a range of topics related to the infiltration of organised crime into sport, the safety and security of major sporting events, match-fixing, good governance as well as child welfare issues in sport.
The first three editions of Securing Sport were held in Doha, where the ICSS is headquartered. The initial Securing Sport conferences gathered decision-makers, experts and practitioners in sport from around the globe to discuss key issues pertaining to sport security, safety and integrity.