Rules & Violations

What are the Rules and Violations?

In order to best fight against competition manipulation, the WBSC has adopted the WBSC Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions in line with the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions. Breaches of the WBSC Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and the Olympic Movement Code can result in severe damage to your reputation and your sport, and moreover lead to disciplinary sanctions and criminal sanctions.

Breaches include:

  • Betting on one’s sport and/or on the sports event in which you are a participant;
  • Competition manipulation;
  • Sharing of inside information;
  • Corrupt conduct;
  • Failure to cooperate;
  • Failure to report.
WBSC Code on Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions
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If such a breach is identified, there will be disciplinary proceedings which could lead to disciplinary sanctions for the sportspersons involved.

Always Report & Contribute to Protecting the Integrity of Baseball/Softball

Relevant breaches of the Code not only undermine the credibility of your sport, but also the credibility of the overall sports movement and all athletes. It is therefore not only a responsibility, but also a moral duty of all of us to report anything that comes to our attention and looks suspicious. It is our right and obligation to contribute to protecting the moral integrity of our fellow athletes and our sport by reporting in a secure manner any potential breach that comes to our attention at your earliest opportunity.

The IOC Integrity Hotline is accessible for anyone at any time to confidentially and anonymously report any suspicious actions that have come to your attention: www.olympic.org/integrityhotline

You can also report directly to the WBSC by using the following email: whistleblowingreport@wbsc.org

Please consult the following documents

Document name
Whistleblower Policy
Whistleblower Policy - Appendix 01