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Sportradar Integrity Services to work with Austrian police to fight doping

| By Laura Gumbrell
Sportradar Integrity Services and the Austrian Federal Police have extended their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to include anti-doping services.

Sportradar signed the agreement with the Bundeskriminalamt (BK) of the Ministry of the Interior (BMI) in 2015, which allows the Austrian Federal Police Force to exchange information and analysis relating to match fixing.

The partnership was extended to include anti-doping services in a bid to help Austrian authorities ensure that sport in the country is clean.

Sportradar currently supplies sports integrity solutions to more than 150 sports federations and leagues worldwide. Since the expansion, the Austrian Federal Police will have access to all its data-driven anti-doping technologies, solutions and networks.

Access to these services will provide information that could prevent gambling violations and offences in Austria.

Andreas Holzer, director of the Criminal Intelligence Service Austria, said: “For years, the Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office has played a pioneering role in integrity measures in sports.

“For this reason, the long-standing cooperation with Sportradar is now being extended to include cooperation in the fight against doping, in addition to match-fixing.”

Sportradar’s global head of anti-doping services, Dominic Mueser said: “Through our use of technology and data-driven anti-doping, Sportradar’s anti-doping services department has established itself as a credible and trusted operator in this space, making the extension of our partnership with the Austrian law enforcement authorities a natural next step in supporting them address doping in sport.

“Building on the existing strong relationship, we’re excited about the potential this partnership has to protect clean sport and we look forward to continuing our work together.”

This comes after Sportradar affirmed its commitment to fight match-fixing earlier this month with the announcement of its new Integrity Exchange service.

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