The Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS), responsible for advocating ethical principles in sport, was established on 28 January 2016.The new organisation was formed after the members of the Finnish Antidoping Agency FINADA accepted amendments to their rules, as a result of which the duties of FINADA were expanded and the name of the organisation was changed.
FINCIS’ work involves both international co-operation as well as dealing with integrity in sports in Finland. In Finland, FINCIS focuses on, inter alia, carrying out antidoping activities and preventing match-fixing and spectator violence. FINCIS is responsible for the local practical implementation of the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sport and the Convention on Spectator Violence, Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions and Anti-Doping Convention of the Council of Europe.
The establishment of FINCIS will strengthen the focus on ethical issues in sport and emphasise the responsibility of all members of the Finnish sport family for fair play. Concentrating all ethical issues in the new organisation will also make antidoping activities more effective.