IOC to discuss illegal betting with governments

IOC President Jacques Rogge says the Olympic committee will meet with governments and other interested organizations in March to discuss illegal betting in sports.

Rogge says illegal betting is a threat that needs to be met with the same "seriousness and unity" as doping and that the IOC is strengthening communication channels with all parties.

Rogge spoke Thursday at a symposium on the issue in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He said the IOC will convene a meeting on March 1 with sports officials, governments, public international bodies and sports betting operators.