Everyone has the right to ethically sustainable sports. As a key means of achieving this, FINCIS identifies and highlights ethical phenomena that have a significant impact on sports and obtains information on the phenomena for use by the entire sports community. FINCIS also investigates serious ethical violations in sports and submits disciplinary requirements to an independent disciplinary committee coordinated by the Olympic Committee.
In order to promote ethics in sports, it is important that the ethical phenomena affecting sports are identified and recognised and that scientific information is obtained on the phenomena for use by the sports community. FINCIS anticipates emerging trends and phenomena affecting sports. By participating in public discourse, FINCIS highlights phenomena and encourages the sports community to address them.
Research is a key tool for promoting ethical sports activities. Scientific information is also needed to support public discourse and decision-making.
FINCIS obtains information on the most effective phenomena by compiling data from studies carried out by others or by conducting its own surveys and research. The Finnish Olympic Committee is responsible for using the research results in the development of sports organisations.
Investigation of serious ethical violations
In the spring of 2021, the Finnish Olympic Committee adopted disciplinary rules for serious ethical violations, in other words, a centralised disciplinary system for sports. As defined in these rules, FINCIS is responsible for investigating serious ethical violations in sports and submitting disciplinary requirements to an independent disciplinary committee coordinated by the Olympic Committee.
FINCIS may dismiss the case as inadmissible or as not requiring disciplinary action if the alleged infringement is more than five years old. In addition, FINCIS does not investigate civil claims for disciplinary action or cases subject to sporting rules.