The TBEN (ITTF) has appointed Kevin Carpenter as its very first Integrity Officer. In his new role, Carpenter will develop and lead the ITTF Integrity Unit to be at the forefront of protecting the integrity of sport within the Olympic Movement.
The ITTF Integrity Unit is an operationally independent unit established in 2021 with responsibilities including investigating and prosecuting violations of compliance issues, educating table tennis parties on the issues. integrity; and otherwise protect and maintain the integrity of table tennis.
The Unit will cover all matters falling under the term “integrity of sport”, including anti-doping, betting, corruption, discrimination, ethics, manipulation of competitions and safeguarding.
Carpenter has worked in the field of sports integrity for a decade and is dedicated to it. During this time he has gained an international reputation in the field having worked in a wide range of sports around the world and for all stakeholder groups. (including athletes), on issues ranging from the manipulation of competitions and anti-doping to discrimination and all kinds of ethical issues.
Some of the main international, continental and national organizations for which he has advised and worked on integrity issues include the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIFA, the Council of Europe and the United Nations Office against drugs and crime (UNODC).
He also sits on several disciplinary committees of sport governing bodies, including currently chairing the Independent Disciplinary Committee of the Commission for the Integrity of Esport (ESIC) and being a member of the Independent Hearing Committee of the World Federation. badminton (BWF), as well as occasionally acting as pro bono advice for individuals.
Carpenter had this to say about his new role: “I relish the opportunity to apply the expertise and knowledge in sport integrity, compliance, investigation and enforcement that I have gained since. over ten years to protect the integrity of table tennis around the world for the ITTF. , and so that Unity is respected throughout the sport sector.