The UK government has committed to tackling match-fixing in sport by signing the Macolin Convention.

The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, more commonly known as the Macolin Convention, was launched in 2014 and aims to prevent, detect and punish match-fixing.

It is the only treaty dedicated to fighting the manipulation of sports competitions and was finally signed this week by UK Minister for Sports and Civil Society Mims Davies, alongside Council of Europe deputy secretary general Gabriella Battaini Dragoni.

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