Sportradar backs sports integrity push in Norway

Sportradar and the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority have agreed a deal to develop an anti-match manipulation national platform.

The platform will aim to address manipulation of sports competitions, as well as co-ordinate the Scandinavian country’s fight against match-fixing.

Sportradar will work with a specialist team from the Norwegian regulatory body to assist with the identification, development and investigation of match-fixing incidents, as and when they occur.

“Norway has been able to forge on with setting up its national platform, having ratified the Macolin Convention at the end of 2014,” Norwegian National Platform senior adviser, Henrik Nordal, said.

“We are now at the phase where we are putting all the pieces in place, all the systems and processes and relationships in place that will consolidate our country’s defences and protect the integrity of our sports.

“Sportradar’s expertise and tools around detection and intelligence are a crucial part of those defences and we look forward to working with their specialists over the coming years.”

Andreas Krannich, managing director of Integrity Services at Sportradar added: “There is now a growing momentum at the highest levels of the European Union and countries in Europe to push match-fixing higher up the list of priorities.

“Nowhere is that more clear than in Norway, and we are truly honoured that the years we have spent working closely with sporting federations and law enforcement agencies have put us in a position where we can become the partner of choice for National Platforms as they begin finalising their structures and set ups.

“This is an important time for how match-fixing is combated and we remain committed to working with those that are leading the charge.”

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