Competition manipulation

Match-fixing or Competition Manipulation is the intentional act to unfairly change the course or the outcome of a sports competition. Learn more about match-fixing and how to avoid it:

Competition Manipulation Infographic

The most important information you need to know about competition manipulation in Biathlon. Download the infographic here. Download the infographic in Russian here.

IBU Regulations of the Manipulation of Biathlon Competitions

Consult Chaper C: Preventing the Manipulation of Biathlon Competitions of the Integrity Code to learn about Participants´ obligations to prevent match-fixing.

In accordance with Chapter B: IBU Code of Conduct, Rule 8 of the Integrity Code Participants are obliged to report any knowledge or suspisions of rule violations and cooperate fully with investigations.

Who might be approached to fix a competition, and what form might this approach take?

Click here to find out what the risk factors for competition manipulation are and what a typical scenario of competition manipulation looks like. 

What should you do if you’re asked to fix a competition, and what are the consequences?

Click here to find out what you should do when asked to fix a competition and what the consequences of competition manipulation might be. 

Test your knowledge!

Can you tell what is competition manipulation and what is not? We prepared six cases to test your knowledge of competition manipulation rules. Also available in Russian.

 Find the quiz here.

Useful links

Athlete 365 course “Preventing Competition Manipulation”:,is%20the%20lack%20of%20information


Video “How I was asked to cheat”

Oliver Anderson story

Nicolás Kicker story

Visit the website of your national federation and/or NADA/integrity organisation for more information, for example, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, Sport Integrity Australia and Suomen urheilun eettinen keskus

Submit a report

Due to the international nature of competition manipulation, national and transnational cooperation is required to combat competition manipulation in Biathlon. Therefore, we ask you to report any suspicion or knowldege of competition manipulation cases to the Biathlon Integrity Unit.

If you would like to report a suspected breach of any governance, ethics or integrity regulations or provisions of the Biathlon Integrity Unit, you can:

·         complete the form in the link below,

·         email, or

·         call +43 662 85505016 to leave a confidential message.

Any material reported will be treated in strictest confidence, and the source of the information will be informed of the progress of the investigation when appropriate.

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