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Europol and Premier League clamp down on piracy streaming service

Europol has closed down one of the ‘world’s largest’ sport streaming piracy operations with the assistance of the top flight Premier League and Spain’s La Liga, along with the country’s police authorities. More than 100 million users downloaded the application – called Mobdro – which was connected to websites and platforms in Spain and Portugal with links to servers in …

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Europol warns of ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing during pandemic

Europol, the European Union’s agency for law enforcement cooperation, has issued a warning against the ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing by organised crime groups (OCGs). The report, entitled The involvement of organised crime groups in sports corruption, emphasised that OCGs have been exploiting ‘the changing circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic’. “Sports corruption is a serious crime involving organised crime groups operating …

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IOC enforces betting code for Tokyo 2020

Hosting its third ‘International Forum on Sports Integrity’ (IFSI), governance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a series of new cooperative measures strengthening global sports integrity. The IOC’s integrity forum sees more than 100 diverse stakeholders, representing all functions of sports, cooperate and share knowledge in strengthening integrity disciplines. Gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the …

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GLMS collaborates with Europol on combatting sports manipulations

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the integrity unit of the World Lottery Association (WLA) has announced a cooperation agreement with Europol, the law European Union’s law enforcement agency. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at The Hague, GLMS and Europol entities have agreed to share data and information on sports competitions and related organised crime investigations. GLMS and Europol …

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UEFA strengthens match-fixing commitments via ESSA link-up

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UEFA and ESSA have entered into an information sharing agreement, designed to strengthen the European football administrative body as it continues its campaign to rid the sport of match-fixing. Aleksander Čeferin, President of UEFA, has recently stressed that the fight against match-fixing remains a major priority, developing and financing several initiatives to protect the integrity of the European game. As …

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ESSA pleased at attempts of international co-operation on integrity

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Sports betting integrity body ESSA has welcomed the regulatory interest in tackling match fixing via The Group of Copenhagen (Network of National Platforms), which held its 4th meeting in The Hague this week at the Department of Sport at the Dutch Ministry of Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. ESSA Secretary General Khalid Ali said the organisation: welcomed the increased focus on betting …

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Europol & Sportradar form sports integrity partnership

The European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with sports data provider Sportradar, to assist with Fraud Detection System assisting to combat match fixing in European sport. Under the terms of the MoU, both parties will actively engage in the exchange of expertise, statistical data, information and/or trends as they relate to sporting integrity. …

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