International
Sumo
Federation

Chapter 9 : Ethical Principles

Article 35 : Ethical Principles
  1. IFS shall provide means that respect and promote ethical principles including those contained in the Olympic Charter and the World Anti-Doping Agency Code in the IFS Code of Ethics.
  2. The IFS Code of Ethics shall be established with regulations that are in compliance with the IOC Code of Ethics (hereinafter referred to as “IOC Code”).
Article 36 : Prevention of Manipulation in Competitions
  1. IFS, bound by the Olympic Charter and the IOC Code, declares its commitment to support the integrity of sumo, to fight against the manipulation of competitions by adhering to the standards set out in the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of Manipulation, Betting and Irregularities of Competitions, and by requiring all IFS member organizations to do likewise.
  2. IFS shall provide the means of integrity and prevention of foul play in sumo competitions to all of its member organizations and all other sports organizations that abide by the Olympic Charter, in the IFS Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and Etc.
  3. The IFS Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and Etc. shall provide its member organizations with harmonized regulations to protect all sumo competitions from the risk of manipulation.
Article 37 : Entourage
IFS shall provide to its member organizations and all levels of their entourage such as athletes and officials with harmonized regulations to protect the best interests of the sport of sumo and its athletes. IFS and its member organizations must act in accordance with such regulations as outlined in the IFS Guidelines for the Conduct of the Athletes’ Entourage.
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