Research Programme

In March 2012, the ICSS and the University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne launched the applied research programme, “Ethics and Sport Security” with a main focus on the links between international gambling and sports results’ manipulation for the purposes of betting fraud.

The main aim of the programme is to contribute to the efforts of the international community in the development of an international legal framework to regulate gambling and curb sports results’ manipulation, starting from an analysis of existing instruments at the international, regional and national levels.
With the aim of preventing duplication of efforts, the ICSS and the University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne will pro-actively seek the cooperation or participation in the programme’s activities of established working groups at the international and regional levels and build on existing research, conclusions and recommendations adopted within these frameworks.


The Management Committee of the ICSS-Sorbonne Sport Integrity Program works together to direct the strategic direction of the Program. The Management Committee is made up of a range of experts and practitioners in sport integrity.
Members list:

• Laurent VIDAL
Chair of the Management Committee

• Rick PARRY
Former CEO of the English Premier League and of Liverpool Football Club

Senior Consultant IMG

• Denis OSWALD
Member of CIO and Professor at NEUCHÂTEL University

• Joseph CHAOUL
Honorary President of the Council of State of Lebanon

President, CEO and Founder of Entrepreneur Venture

• Nasser HINZAB
Legal and PhD in public investment and law.

• Sophie DION
Director of the Master ” Law of the sport ” of the University Paris 1 Pantheon – Sorbonne

• Chris EATON
Director of Sport Integrity at the ICSS.

• Massimiliano MONTANARI
Director of International Cooperation and External Relations of the ICSS

The results of this research in the first-ever holistic report on Sport Integrity is to be released in May 2014.

To see highlights from the first 2012 Sorbonne-ICSS Sport Integrity Symposium, CLICK HERE.