POSTED: August 13th 2013

National Integrity of Sport Unit releases Anti-Match-Fixing Education Programme in Australia

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Australia’s National Integrity of Sports Unit, a centralised governmental body, has launched an Anti-Match-Fixing Education Programme to help combat match-fixing in sport.

Modelled on SportAccord’s RealPlayer programme, the Anti-Match-Fixing Education Programme will allow sports to educate players, support personnel, officials, and staff under the obligation of their match-fixing policies.

The programme was developed with Netball Australia to raise awareness in Australian sporting organisations regarding the responsible behaviour in relation to sports integrity issues, assist athletes and officials to appreciate the harm caused by match-fixing and other corrupt activities, and empower sporting organisations to develop and implement their own programmes in line with their policies and code of conduct.

SportAccord’s Code of Conduct is a pillar of the educational experience, and the programme includes quiz questions with each module, which will have to be passed in order for users to gain certification upon completion of the programme. Also included in the Anti-Match-Fixing Education Programme are videos of Australian athletes and law enforcement officials explaining the importance of respecting the Code of Conduct.

SportAccord will launch its own e-learning programme for the World Combat Games in St. Petersburg, Russia, in October. All athletes participating at the World Combat Games will be required to use the e-learning programme about sports betting and match-fixing before they are allowed to compete in the Games. 

Keywords · SportAccord · Australia · Netball · World Combat Games · St. Petersburg · Russia · RealPlayer · Match-fixing · Betting · National Integrity of Sports Unit ·

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