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Fighting match-fixing

Match-fixing is an international phenomenon and is often linked to gambling, with criminal networks exploiting unregulated gambling markets.

Match-fixing presents a major threat to the integrity of sporting events, with sportspeople subject to considerable financial temptations and pressure to influence sporting objectives and outcomes. As part of wider efforts towards ensuring competitive sports remain fair – and the reputation of sports teams, organisations and events are not compromised – the European Commisssion plays an active role in combatting match-fixing. This takes place through the coordination of EU legislation in related areas, and cooperation with key international bodies on ways to tackle match-fixing at a European and global level. Match-fixing

EU initiatives against match-fixing

Open to both EU Institutions and Member States, the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions is a key political framework for collaboration on this issue.

The Commission has also drafted policy documents, as well as supporting actions to fight against match-fixing:

Further, a number of match-fixing projects have been financed as part of the Preparatory Actions in the field of sport. Since 2014, match-fixing projects have been eligible for financing through Erasmus+

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