Match-fixing seminar in Milan brings those combatting the issue in Europe together
Following on from this week’s announcement where it was presented as Serie A’s official integrity partner, Sportradar took part in the crucial EU Council-hosted seminar entitled “Match-fixing: A Key Issue for Sports Integrity” in Milan’s Palazzo Marino.
The seminar, hosted by Italy in its capacity as President nation of the EU Council, was called in order to help senior decision and policy-makers at the EU level understand how the issue of match-fixing has developed and to discuss and clarify practical next steps. Joining speakers drawn from the Council of Europe, the UNODC, various national gambling commissions and Interpol among others, Sportradar’s Managing Director Integrity and Strategy Andreas Krannich drew on the experiences of the company’s Security Services to speak about the implementation of policies, regulations and actions in the context of match-fixing.
“The launch of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions this month is a key milestone and a crucial statement of intent from Europe. I am encouraged by what it represents and I was delighted to be invited to speak at this high level gathering of decision makers and thought leaders. Cooperation is the key to success and an intention recognised as important. I hope that my evaluation on how cooperation has worked (in the case of the successful Southern Stars case in Australia) and how it must work going forward, with an international monitoring and intelligence hub supporting and contributing to the significant efforts of existing stakeholders, provided food for thought and inspiration” said Andreas Krannich.