Tag Archives: Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU)

Doha ‘golden match’ casts shadow over tennis integrity

A result from the $15,000 level futures tournament in Doha has swept the tennis world, bringing the integrity of the game into question.  The ‘golden match’, which is a contest that sees a competitor lose every single available point, saw world no.1367 Krittin Koaykul dominate her Ukrainian opponent Artem Bahmet. According to The Telegraph, the initial interest in the game stemmed …

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TIU provisionally suspends Albina Khabibulina amid corruption concerns

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Following an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), Uzbekistani tennis player Albina Khabibulina has been provisionally suspended from professional tennis after being found to be in breach of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme. Khabibulina, who was suspended by independent Anti-corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Prof Richard H. McLaren with immediate effect, was found to be in breach of Section 3 of …

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MGA strengthens partnership with TIU

Strengthening its fight against betting-related corruption, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has secured a data-sharing agreement with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). The duo, which have worked alongside one another for a number of years, will continue to collaborate on their joint efforts to combat match-fixing. The MGA’s Sports Integrity Officer, Antonio Zerafa stated: “The MGA has long held an …

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TIU serves new sanctions in bid to fight corruption

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has issued a fresh crack down on corruption in the sport after issuing a fine and a suspension to players found to be in contravention of regulations. Issuing a $51,250 (£41,000) fine to former world No 50 Anna Tatishvili and a nine month suspension to German tennis player Osman Torski, the TIU has focused upon …

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28 pro tennis players implicated in Europol match fixing investigation

EU-wide crime agency Europol has reported that Spain’s Guardia Civil has arrested 83 individuals in connection to a criminal syndicate manipulating professional tennis competitions/matches. Publishing its report, Europol details that 28 professional tennis players are implicated in the ongoing investigation, with Europol revealing that one player had played at the last US Open Grand Slam tournament. The investigation, which began …

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Tennis IRP demands tough love on data supplies as a fix for integrity

Tennis’ Independent Review Panel (IRP) has published its much anticipated ‘Final Report’ on betting related-integrity issues, measures and protections commissioned jointly by the sport’s governing bodies of the ATP, WTA, ITF, and the Grand Slam Board. The IRP concludes a two-year study headed up by leading UK sports QC Adam Lewis, whose research is supported by US attorney Beth Wilkinson …

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Adam Lewis: IRP – Tennis needs to rethink structure & betting relationships to win its integrity battles

Adam Lewis sports law QC has stated that tennis needs to readdress its relationship with betting if the sport is to diminish corruption and match-fixing. Yesterday, Lewis who has led tennis’ independent Integrity Review Panel (IRP), revealed the findings of a two-year study researching the sport’s match-fixing, corruption and betting-related issues. At a press conference in London, Lewis outlined that …

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