News 17 August 2016

Sports Integrity Briefs – 17 August

• Three former Malaysian footballers have been sentenced to a day’s jail time and a RM10,000 (€2,200) fine after having been found guilty of giving a false testimony during a match-fixing trial two years ago, reports Astro Awani. The testimonies related to Malaysian Super League club T-Team’s games against Pahang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.

• A senior boxing official has repeated his allegation that Olympic boxing is fixed, reports The Guardian, after a number of controversial judging decisions at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) has yet to issue a statement.

• The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has extended its existing three-year partnership with Sportradar until 2019. The match-fixing monitoring company, which monitors odds patterns from 550 betting companies, will monitor matches in the Aviva Premiership, the Greene King IPA Championship, the Anglo Welsh Cup, the British & Irish Cup, as well as the Old Mutual Wealth series. Altogether, this coverage will total over 420 matches per year.

• The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has appointed Olivier Gers as its new CEO. Gers is currently Global President of LiquidThread, a division of Publicis Media Group, in the UK, Gers spent 15 years in the United States in leadership roles with FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide and as Global Head of IMG Digital Media in New York before heading to the UK in 2010 as CEO of Endemol Worldwide Brands.

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