The Worldwide Betting Integrity Affiliation (IBIA) has appointed French former basketball participant Jean-François Reymond as its schooling ambassador for athletes.
As schooling ambassador, Reymond (pictured) will work carefully with stakeholders corresponding to participant associations and IBIA companions in an effort to set up and assist betting schooling campaigns.
“Defending the integrity of sport means defending the integrity of athletes,” Reymond stated. “A lack of understanding of a rising variety of differing regulatory fashions and sporting guidelines is creating an more and more difficult surroundings for sportspeople.
“The knock-on impression on their skilled careers, reputations and livelihoods might be extreme, as now we have sadly lately witnessed within the NFL.
“That’s what motivates me, as an ex-professional myself, to get this necessary message throughout to all athletes. I’m delighted to be working with the IBIA to assist them of their mission to assist promote and lift the usual of schooling and understanding round sports activities betting.”
Reymond performed for 12 years in France’s home leagues earlier than turning into secretary normal of EU Athletes in 2012. On this position, he led two main European sports activities betting schooling tasks – “PROtect Integrity” and “PDM Undertaking”.
As well as, he was a member of the French nationwide platform towards the manipulation of sports activities competitions from 2016 till 2019 and he additionally beforehand served as vice-president of cross-sport gamers’ physique the World Participant Affiliation.
“Jean-François has been on the forefront of betting integrity schooling in Europe since its inception,” IBIA chief government Khalid Ali stated. “He led the event of the important thing ideas on sports activities betting for athletes and, as a former skilled, his understanding of the significance of creating belief with, and direct entry to, gamers has been instrumental in shaping the way in which during which betting schooling is approached.
“I’m delighted that we will draw on Jean-François’s unmatched experience, information and connections to develop bespoke coaching applications for sports activities women and men to help them in understanding the challenges and threats on this space.”