Governing bodies join the line up for FITS Forum in Geneva

FITS ForumAugust 21 - The Financial Integrity and Transparency in Sport (FITS) Forum being held in Geneva on 3-4 September has announced more speakers to its already heavyweight line-up.

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Dow Jones to expand Risk & Compliance business into sport

Dow Jone Risk and ComplianceBy David Owen
June 15 - The news and business information group Dow Jones is moving to exploit the drive for better corporate governance in the sports sector by launching Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, a new offshoot of its existing due diligence business, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance.

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ICSS to hold special session on financial integrity and transparency

ICSS logoJune 8 - With the international spotlight focused on corruption and money-laundering at FIFA and doping claims in athletics, the Qatar-based International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) is laying on a specialist session in Geneva in September to explore how sport, governments and the wider stakeholder community can tackle the issues and come up with ideas for robust reform.

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Europol links with Sportradar to take the war to match-fixers

Wil van GemertJune 5 – The battle against betting related match fixing is seeing a rapid uptake in stakeholders looking for ways to combine resource and intelligence to control what is probably the biggest threat to the sporting integrity of the game. The latest information sharing agreement is between the European Union's law enforcement agency Europol, have linked up with Sportradar's betting security division.

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MATCH exec Whelan is back in the game, bruised but not battered

Ray Whelan 2By Andrew Warshaw
May 8 - Ray Whelan, the British director who was arrested and detained in Brazil after being wrongly accused of selling VIP World Cup tickets at inflated prices, is back working as a consultant for Match Services, FIFA's official marketing partner, and is planning to write a book about the entire experience.

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Beware the cyber warriors, they are coming to ruin you

cyber attackBy Andrew Warshaw
May 6 - One of the world's leading sports security experts has warned that cyber attacks are the biggest growing threat to major football tournaments as well as other key sporting events.

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STATS swoops to add Prozone to its growing global power play

ProzoneBy Paul Nicholson
May 6 – US sports data specialists STATS LLC has continued on the acquisition trail with the addition of UK-based Prozone, specialists in game and player performance tracking. Last September STATS acquired Bloomberg Sports. The enhanced capabilities of the group will lead to new product, and potentially real time stats for football clubs, 'moneyball' style.

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Aussie police open gateway to more match-fixing data with Sportradar hook-up

Graham AshtonMay 4 - The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Sportradar have the signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that is intended to beef up the co-operation and information sharing in the war on match-fixing.

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Bodies call for co-operation and tougher laws in battle against match-fixing

matchfixingApril 17 - As the scourge of global match-fixing shows little sign of diminishing, fresh calls have been made for governments to introduce legislation that recognises it as a global crime.

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