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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

IPACS Sport Governance Benchmark 

  • Guidelines*
    • Dimension A on Transparency (A1-A10) (Draft)
    • Dimension B on Integrity (B1-B10) (Draft)
    • Dimension C on Democracy (C1-C10) (Draft)

*Kindly note that the IPACS Guidelines are currently a work in progress and therefore the following Dimensions will be available on this webpage as soon as they are finalised by IPACS.

  • National Examples
UK Code for Sport Governance, version of December 2021


Contributors: The Task Force was facilitated by the Council of Europe and IPACS wishes to thank Stanislas Frossard for co-ordinating its work. The work reflected in the reports has further benefited from the strategic contributions and valuable comments from members of the Task Force: Mary Crane-Charef, Giulio Nessi, Nigel Hamilton, Hans Christiansen and Apostolos Zampounidis (OECD), Dimitri Vlassis, Candice Welsch and Ronan O’Laoire (UNODC), James Carr (ASOIF), Rowland Jack (I Trust Sport), Francisco Lima (International Equestrian Federation), Thomas Lund (Badminton World Federation), Pierre Ketterer (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), Pâquerette Girard Zappelli, Konstantina Orologopoulou and Catia Giannotta (IOC), Annaliza Tsakona, Stephanie Männl, Patrick Trépanier (FIFA), Mike Chambers (Association of National Olympic Committees), Arnout Geeraert (Leuven University), Maria Clarke (Independent Attorney), Sylvia Schenk and Deryck Murray (Transparency International), Jane Purdon (UK Sport), Izadora Zubek (French Anti-Corruption Agency), Tatiana Mesquita Nunes (Brazilian Anti-Corruption Division, Office of the Attorney General of the Union), Julieta Anahí Arias (Argentinian Anti-corruption Agency), and Yukiko Kanaoka (Japan Sports Agency). The following experts were also consulted in the preparation of the Task Force meeting: Marco Befera (Italian Office for Corporate Compliance) and Wilhelm Rauch (Swiss Federal Office of Sport).

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