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Is match-fixing a bigger problem than doping?

Richard McLaren and David Howman, the two men who have led the charge against doping in the last several years, revealed they believe that manipulating matches is now a bigger problem than drug cheats. The two discussed ongoing concerns about match-fixing at the Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport last month.

A "Tsunami" Of Match Fixing Allegations In Professional Tennis

According to a report in The New York Times, professional tennis "has created an environment ripe for corruption...and needs reform to combat the problem." These comments, appearing in an article published late last month, come in the wake of a two-year investigation was commendably commissioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis (ATP, WTA, ITF, and Grand Slam Board), and which found there was a "tsunami" of fixed matches, particularly among lower-tier players. The governing bodies have announced their agreement with the findings of the Independent Review Panel's Interim Report.    

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