Sports data provider Sportradar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SportAccord, the union for all Olympic and non-Olympic sporting federations, to standardise their approach to sports betting integrity.

Under the agreement signed at the 2014 SportAccord Convention, the two entities will work together to harmonise their approach towards preventing corrupt betting practices and educating athletes and the public about sports betting integrity.

SportAccord president Marius Vizer said he was delighted to have signed the MoU, which he said would strengthen and aid the development of the Sports Integrity Standards Organisation (SISO).

“Sportradar’s proven expertise in the field of betting related-match fixing prevention and education will prove invaluable to us,” Vizer added.

Sportradar chief executive Carsten Koerl commented that SportAccord was a “vital player in the global fight against betting-related match-fixing.”

He added that the body should be “applauded for the work [it is] doing to protect the integrity of sport.

Sportradar already works with a number of sporting federations, state authorities and law enforcement agencies worldwide to tackle betting-related match-fixing through technical solutions designed to identify betting fraud. It also provides such bodies with integrity education and prevention services.

SportAccord, which sees the fight against match-fixing as one of its main priorities, established the Sports Integrity Standards Organisation in November 2013. It has been tasked with developing standards, guidelines and licensing systems for both sporting bodies and service providers working with these associations, as well as leading campaigns to increase public awareness of match-fixing, social responsibility and sustainability in sports.


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