The Council of Europe is conducting a pilot study to assess the risks of manipulation of sports events. The organization selected four countries for the study. Georgia was included in the list along with Norway, Belgium and Portugal.
As part of the project, Australian expert Damian Waltz visited Georgia, and was hosted by the Deputy Minister - Shalva Gogoladze. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Ministry and the Parliament of Georgia. Shalva Gogoladze expressed his gratitude towards Damian Waltz for his continuous support and noted that Georgia will continue to actively fight sports manipulation in the future.
The Australian side will provide a pilot study initiated by the Council of Europe together with the Ministry and the National Sports Federations. In the process of research, Damian Waltz will meet with representatives of various federations, hear out the problems and challenges they face and share the Australian experience.