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The objectives of Task Force 3 are to contribute to the overall mission of IPACS and specifically:

  • To develop an ambitious and comprehensive benchmark of the highest level for sports governance that is recognised both by the international sports movement and governments, and applicable at international and national levels. This benchmark will build on the existing ASOIF framework and be backed by a commitment for promotion and implementation from all the IPACS partners
  • To develop implementation guidelines to accompany the benchmark
  • To outline options for providing advice and support at international and national level

You can read the full executive summary here – January 2019

Revised Terms of Reference for Task Force 3 – November 2019

Task Force 3 has produced a Benchmark with 50 Recommendations to provide a common reference for governments and the sports movement on good governance in sport. The IPACS Benchmark takes into account anti-corruption requirements and best practices in sports and international corporate governance.

These recommendations are based on the following 5 principles: 1. Transparency, 2. Integrity, 3. Democracy, 4. Development and solidarity and 5. Checks and balances / control mechanisms. Each principle has 10 Recommendations. 

For each of the Recommendations in the Benchmark, guidelines have been presented as follows:

  • Definition(s)
  • Introduction to this Benchmark and its significance
  • Commentary on the action to be taken
  • Brief comment on the investment requirement for the sports body
  • Guidance according to the stage of organisation
  • Example(s) of good practice
  • Selected references to other applicable international governance and anti-corruption frameworks

You can find them below and you are encouraged to read them to establish your governance standards in your organisations.

Online version IPACS Sport Governance Benchmark and Guidelines

PDF version to download (by section):

  • National Examples

UK Code for Sport Governance, version of December 2021

France - Guide sur la prévention des atteintes à la probité à destination des fédérations sportives, 2022

Switzerland - The Federal Council’s Anti-Corruption Strategy 2021–24


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