SBC News Sportradar extends Austrian Federal Police MoU for continued anti-doping services

Sportradar extends Austrian Federal Police MoU for continued anti-doping services

Sportradar has maintained momentum on its international integrity and anti-doping operations, extending its pre-existing arrangement with the Austrian Federal Police Force.

The renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Swiss sportstech’s Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS) division and the Bundeskriminalamt (BK) of the Ministry of the Interior (BMI) will see the continuation of Sportradar’s anti-doping services to Austria’s national law enforcement agency.

As the contract has been expanded as well as extended, Sportradar will provide its data-driven anti-doping technologies, solutions and network to the Federal Police, enabling information sharing to detect and project violations of the Austrian Federal Anti-Doping Act and Criminal Code. 

Sportradar’s Global Head of Anti-Doping Services, Dominic Mueser, said: “Through our use of technology and data-driven anti-doping, Sportradar’s Anti-Doping Services department has established itself as a credible and trusted operator in this space, making the extension of our partnership with the Austrian law enforcement authorities a natural next step in supporting them address doping in sport. 

“Building on the existing strong relationship, we’re excited about the potential this partnership has to protect clean sport, and we look forward to continuing our work together.”

Further provisions of the agreement will see Sportradar provide anti-doping training to police officers as well as information, analysis and investigative support which can be extended to athletes, supervisors, medical professionals, anti-doping organisations, sporting bodies and third-party organisations. 

Since the collaboration began in 2015, it has facilitated the exchanging of information and analysis with relation to sports integrity issues, with the partners adopting a joint aim of countering match-fixing and corruption in the Austrian sporting space. 

“For years, the Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office has played a pioneering role in integrity measures in sports,” added General Mag Andreas Holzer, MA – Director of the Criminal Intelligence Service Austria.

“For this reason, the long-standing cooperation with Sportradar is now being extended to include cooperation in the fight against doping, in addition to match-fixing.” 

Sportradar currently provides integrity and anti-doping services to a range of international organisations including gambling regulators, sports leagues and authorities, law enforcement agencies and betting operators, having recently launched its Integrity Exchange as a means for the latter to take a more direct role in countering corruption.

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