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Government of Mexico Joins the Sport Integrity Global Alliance

Media ReleasesMedia ReleasesThe Government of Mexico – through the National Authority of Physical Education and Sport (CONADE) – has become the latest to express its support to the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), an independent coalition of over 60 leading organisations representing sporting interests in business, governments, international organisations, NGOs and other key stakeholders.

SIGA membership is rooted in 12 Core Principles on Sport Integrity that were formally adopted last month in Madrid, in a meeting hosted by the Spanish Government.

Supporters of SIGA are working towards the development of standards in three areas: Financial Integrity, Good Governance, and Sports Betting Integrity. These standards and best practices are being developed with the goal of widespread adoption across the sport sector, followed by effective monitoring and enforcement.

Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, Head of CONADE, the Mexican Government’s authority on sport in Mexico said:

“Following our positive cooperation with the ICSS, Mexico is joining the multi-stakeholder coalition of SIGA to help accelerate the adoption of international standards and best practices that will lay the proper foundation for ensuring a strong future for sport.

“Governments must preserve the role of sport in society and there is no better way to do this than by working closely with the members of this coalition.”

Congratulating the work developed by CONADE, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, coordinator of SIGA, CEO of ICSS EUROPE and co-founder and former CEO of the EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues) said:

“As a newly-launched informal alliance with a common goal of driving key reforms in the sport industry, SIGA welcomes Mexico to our coordinated global effort to tackle corruption in sport.”

“The concept for SIGA emerged in 2015 in the wake of various high profile scandals which served as an urgent call to action. SIGA organisations and their leaders are working collaboratively to move the sport sector into a new age of transparency and accountability.”