2017: the Sapin 2 act created an electric shock in France and mobilized the compliance community. The duty of care law marked the convergence between compliance and respect for human rights and… Paris won the bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The relationship between these events? A French commitment – at the highest level – so that compliance and ethics to prevail in our society including, in the organization of Paris 2024.
A commitment that is borne by fresh impetus within the International Olympic Committee itself. In effect, the Olympic Committee formalized a new policy of contractually host cities and their Olympic organizations to adopt anti-corruption and human rights compliance programs. Paris will thus become the first host-city to face the new compliance obligation. France is thus poised to set the global precedent for anti-corruption and human rights compliance for future hosts of the Olympics and other mega-sporting events.
This means that it is time for us to introduce, the initiative of Le Cercle de la Compliance which brings together the French stakeholders who want the Olympic Games in France to be a model of integrity capable of inspiring the next host-cities and other mega-sport events.
’s mission is to propose a detailed framework for the components and the monitoring of the Paris 2024 Compliance program.
We are also delighted and honored to announce our partnership with Professor Andy Spalding, a global expert on compliance in the Olympics. In this context, we have asked Andy Spalding to create an Olympics Compliance Task Force. The Task Force will bring together international opinion-makers and assist in identifing best practices and specific corruption and human rights risks. Cecilia Fellouse-Guenkel, secretary general of the Cercle de la Compliance will represent and serve as senior advisor to the Olympics Compliance Task Force.
Interested in joining theinitiative? Register at our next meeting and complete the form below.
Important: places are limited and expertise (in-house, outside counsels and firms in any other type of structure) in sports law and ethics, sports sponsorship and public procurement will be given priority.