International Centre for Sport Security

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League of Arab States honors ICSS Chairman on first ever Arab Sustainability Day

Mr. Mohammed Hanzab, Founder and Chairman of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), received on Sunday official recognition by the League of Arab States, in honor of his work and achievements in the field of sport for peace and development and the organization’s commitment to promote sport values across nations since its inception in 2010.

ACTA and the ICSS organize the “Executive Program on Sport Integrity"

The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, in cooperation with the International Center for Sports Security (ICSS), organized the “Executive Program for Integrity in Sports” during the period from 2 to 6 October 2022 in alSheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.The opening of the program was witnessed by HE Salah bin Ghanem Al-Ali, Minister of Sports and Youth, HE Hamad Bin Nasser Al-Misnad, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, and Mr. Massimiliano Montanari, CEO of the International Center for Sports Security (ICSS).

Securing Sport 2020 Successfully Concludes with Resounding Support of Global Leaders in Safeguarding Sport

The virtually held event under the theme ‘Building Resilience in an Ever-Changing World’ saw leaders from international organisations, government, international and continental sport bodies, academia, and business come together to analyse both the current and future challenges facing the world of sport while addressing international approaches and ways to further strengthen multisectoral cooperation to enhance the safeguard of sport.

Launch of the joint Programme on Security of Major Sporting Events and Promotion of Sport to Prevent Violent Extremism

In the last decade, many terrorist attacks have been perpetrated in public places against soft targets. Attacks against sports events are particularly hideous as sports have historically played a significant role in the dissemination of positive values across civilizations and cultures, especially for young people. To address this threat, the United Nations and its partners have launched today, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, a “Global Programme on the Security of Major Sporting Events, and Promotion of Sport and its Values as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE).”

Internationally Certified Sport Safety and Security Training Programme for African Football

The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), Confederation of African Football (CAF), and UNITAR’s International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) launch first UN-certified Sport Safety and Security Training and Advanced Education Programme for professionals in Africa.

Virtual High-Level Meeting on the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) Through Sports

The virtual high-level meeting featured discussions between senior United Nations officials, Member States and international organisations’ representatives, policymakers, and sports personalities committed to the fight against violent extremism.

SECURING SPORT 2020 VIRTUAL EDITION under the theme ‘Building Resilience in an Ever-Changing World’

Decision-makers, experts, and influential figures from the fields of sport, security, policy, international relations and business will discuss the current state and the future of security, safety and integrity of sport, and the ways to protect it. The event will explore what the world of sport will look like in the post- COVID-19 era.

Annual Report of Activities 2022

The ICSS 2022 Annual Report of Activities provides in-depth information into the Centre’s efforts, and the variety of events, publications, and projects undertaken by the Centre and its entities over the course of 2022.

The CBF and the ICSS signs at Wembley Stadium a Cooperation Agreement to Protect the Integrity of Football
Qatar Stars League in co-operation with the ICSS organizes sports integrity workshop
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Our Story

When the ICSS was established in early 2010, it was driven by a vision of what sport could be – a unifying, positive and inspiring force for good, free from corruption and played in stadiums and arenas that are safe for all.

The aim was for an organisation to serve as an international hub, bringing together expertise and knowledge, to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, to benefit and safeguard sport.

Our Impact

Protecting the integrity of sport is not exclusive to one body, one country or one entity.

We believe that the protection of sport is a shared responsibility – one that we can all contribute to and play an active role in. Through our research and expertise-based approach and with strong international cooperation, the ICSS has contributed to significant policy advancements, programmes, resources and projects that are making a real difference to the safeguarding of sport on a global scale.

Why Our Work Matters

Sport is an unparalleled economic, social, and cultural force. Yet, sport is under threat and overshadowed by corruption and security threats. The need for an independent and non-profit centre focused on safeguarding sport is more crucial now than ever.

Through its expert consulting work in the fields of sport security and integrity, the ICSS has been able to take a pioneering step to further sport safety and good governance of sport and has invested in initiatives, partnerships and research to be at the forefront of efforts to safeguard sport. The ICSS proudly works with governments, international organisations, sporting bodies and universities.

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Sport Integrity Hotline

The Sport Integrity Hotline was developed by the ICSS to provide an independent, safe and secure whistleblowing platform dedicated to reporting misconduct in sport. The Hotline is backed by a world-class, independent, third party ethics, case management and reporting system that operates a global 24/7/365 multilingual platform. The Hotline confidentially receives and manages allegations of misconduct, abuse and any type of integrity violation in sport on an international level.

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Save the Dream

Save the Dream is the global initiative established by the ICSS to empower youth through safe access to sport and to its educational and social values.

Save the Dream serves as a global movement of organisations, people and athletes who believe in the power of sport to build more fair and inclusive societies and are therefore committed to promoting and protecting its core values for the good of youth and future generations.

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