Korea National Sport University and Sportradar to work on match-fixing research

The Korea National Sport University, which is the only national sport university of South Korea, has finalized an official Memorandum of Understanding with Sportradar Integrity Services which will see the two teams work together on research projects focused on analyzing suspected crime in relation to match-fixing.

The KNSU’s Center for Sports and Performance Analytics has already published various studies on the subject of match-fixing and the detection of fraud and illegal conduct in sports. This MoU shows the willingness from both sides to share their insights and information in order to explore the possibility of upgrading integrity efforts in Korea and of course further afield.

Speaking from Seoul, Jae-Hyeon Park, Head of Industrial Cooperation Foundation Korea National Sport University stated: “I am pleased to cooperate with Sportradar: a global company with expertise in understanding match-fixing in sport. I know that their Fraud Detection System (FDS) is currently monitoring over 180,000 matches per year and that they have detected over 3,000 manipulated matches across 13 different sports. At the KNSU’s Center for Sports and Performance, we are committed to developing the research and know-how that will draw the net ever tighter on those who would undermine the credibility of sport and the passion of its fans. We have already undertaken some fascinating work and we are excited about the opportunity to cross reference and develop our own conclusions with the help of Sportradar’s expertise and experience. I am confident that the synergy between our teams and our findings will be incredibly enlightening”.

Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Sportradar’s Integrity Services added: “Working with leading international academic institutions, whether in Europe as we have done in the past, or now in Asia, is a critical way for us to continue to interrogate our own processes and findings. Matchfixers do not stand still. They are looking for new opportunities, methods and loopholes. I am looking forward to sharing our findings with our new friends in Korea. The collaboration should help both sides get an even sharper view on the problem and the best ways to combat it”.

More information can be found at www.knsu.ac.kr

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