International Centre for
Sports Studies

Avenue DuPeyrou 1
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel +41 32 718 39 00


Tue. 03 November 2015

Scientific Symposium: "Manipulation of sports competitions"

CIES (International Centre for Sports Studies) organises a symposium marking 20 years of scientific and academic activities.

The symposium will gather various speakers whose expertise will help to better understand this complex issue as well as to highlight the steps which have already been taken or still need to be introduced to detect and stop manipulations of competitions. This special day will be attended by the following speakers:

  • Octavian Bivolaru: Senior Legal Counsel - FIFA
  • Pierre Cornu: Judge - Cantonal Court of Neuchâtel
  • Madalina Diaconu: Associate Professor - University of Neuchâtel
  • Michael Emde: Attorney at Law - Bochum, Germany
  • Ralf Mutschke: Director of Security - FIFA
  • Denis Oswald: Hon. Professor - University of Neuchâtel, Director - CIES
  • Pierre-Charles Pradier: Professor - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Thierry Pujol: Director of Sport Integrity - Française des jeux, Paris
  • Wilhelm Rauch: Head of Legal Services - Swiss Federal Office of Sport
  • Laurent Vidal: Professor - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne



Wednesday 20th January 2016 from 9:00 to 16:45 (doors open at 8:30).


University of Neuchâtel, Aula des Jeunes-Rives, Espace Louis-Agassiz 1, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


The symposium is a celebratory event and therefore entrance is free.


Due to the limited number of places available, registration is mandatory by sending your first name, last name and your organisation's name by no later than Friday 18th January 2016 at the address: [email protected].

To download the full programme: please click here.



CIES is an independent study centre located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It was created in 1995 as a joint venture between the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the University of Neuchâtel, the City and State of Neuchâtel. Using a multi-disciplinary approach (law, sociology, geography, management and history), CIES provides research, top-level education and consulting services to the sports world with the aim of overcoming the complexities of sport in today's society and improving how it is governed and managed across all sports.

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