Tokyo [Japan]3 May (ANI): Badminton World Federation announced on Monday that India’s shuttlers PV Sindhu and Michelle Lee of Canada have been named as Athlete Ambassadors for Confidence in the ‘Sport in Campaign’ of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Is intended to prevent competition manipulation.
Sindhu and Lee will work together with other athlete ambassadors around the world to raise awareness on the subject of competition manipulation between athletes and the competition.
The pair are global ambassadors for BWF’s ‘I Am Badminton’ campaign from April 2020. World champion and Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu said about her involvement in the IOC’s ‘Believe in Sport’ campaign: “It is an honor to be nominated by the IOC. As an athlete ambassador. I can Let’s stand with my fellow athletes in the fight against cheating or competition manipulation. Together we are strong. “2014 Commonwealth Games champion Lee said:” We all want to be on the same starting line. It’s important to be fair. Because there is a true representation of your ability. ”In badminton, manipulation or match fixing involves influencing the course or outcome of a badminton match in order to gain benefits for the individual or others; And removing all or part of the uncertainty normally associated with the course or results of a competition.
Protecting honest athletes and making the sports fair a top priority for the Olympic Movement and both the IOC and the BWF are committed to fighting all forms of fraud that endanger the integrity and essence of the sport.
BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said: “Competition manipulation has become an increasingly global concern and protecting honest players is BWF’s top priority. Naming two of our most popular players, Pusarla and Lee, as ambassadors By joining forces with the IOC. ” The belief that we can make a positive impact in the fight to protect integrity in sports. The IOC’s Have Believe in Sport ‘campaign was launched in 2018 to raise awareness about the threat of competition manipulation among athletes, coaches and officials. (ANI)