• 23.03.2022 /
    Despite calls to limit financial support from companies with links to the Russian or Belarussian state, Russian betting companies continue to operate and sponsor football clubs in Europe, Africa, and South America. Steve Menary describes the Russian betting market, its sponsorship deals, and the problems of instituting a boycott.
  • Photo: Periskop / Play the Game
    By Jens Littorin
    06.04.2018 /
    In a new book, Swedish journalists and authors Jens Littorin and Magnus Svenungsson reveal that match-fixing is prevalent in Sweden and that a passive approach towards the problem is partly to blame.
  • 13.10.2017 /
    Discussions of how to maintain sport’s integrity in an ever-more complicated sporting world were at the centre at European sports betting integrity body ESSA’s conference this week.
  • Photo: tableatny/Flickr
    15.01.2016 /
    The second report from WADA’s Independent Commission discloses extensive corruption, nepotism and abuse of power in the IAAF as well as an undermining of the anti-doping structure in the association.
  • Photo: Daniel Nedelcu/freeimages-com
    09.09.2015 /
    The fixing of fictitious matches is among the outcomes of a sports data revolution that is currently transforming sport, writes Declan Hill, and examines the newest phenomenon in the world of match rigging; ghost-fixing.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    11.11.2014 /
    As part of the European Commission’s work on fighting match-fixing, two reports have been released. One examines what regulatory frameworks are in place and the other look into how the reporting and sharing of information in the area are carried out.
  • Photo: Action Images / Andrew Boyers
    10.09.2014 /
    Establishing global legislation on match-fixing is unlikely according to Interpol. European sports ministers are expected to sign a new Council of Europe convention on manipulation of sports competitions, but global legislation to convict match-fixers is needed according to Emanuel Medeiros from the ICSS.
  • Foto: Play the Game
    16.05.2014 /
    Ambitions were high and international sport notably absent when a summary of two years of research into sports integrity by 70 academic researchers was launched in Paris.

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