Asia – wrongly tarred with the match-fixing brush?

    Published in: Latest IntelligenceIt is often alleged that Asian crime syndicates are behind much of today’s sports corruption – Oscar Brodkin of Sportradar argues that assumption is a tad lazy as he goes through the economics of match fixing. By Oscar Brodkin*  Allegations about match-fixing in the men’s football competition at the Asian Games in Incheon this year, put the spotlight back onto Asia when it comes to corruption in sports, with renewed accusations about the region being the “hot bed” of global match-fixing.But before jumping to that conclusion, it’s important to take an objective look at this global issue, to understand where Asia sits in relation to the rest of the world, and perhaps most importantly, what Asian stakeholders are doing to address the issue. The vast majority of match-fixing today forms part of a sophisticated industry operated by organized crime syndicates looking to make significant profits on sporting competitions worldwide.While very few sports...

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