About: integrity of sport

Sports 05-10-2012

The fight against corruption in sport is a major European issue

Without a stricter Europe-wide approach to combat corruption in sport, one of humanity's oldest pastimes risks losing its value, concludes a recent EU-commissioned study by KEA, a Brussels-based consultancy. The think-tank Sport and Citizenship says illegal betting and the recent examples of match-fixing pose among the biggest threats. In the opinion of Philippe Kern, Europe needs stricter laws with new and better methods for prevention, detection and punishment to combat the problem.
Sports 07-09-2011

Commission eyes EU regulation of online gambling

Policymakers and operators alike are broadly in favour of introducing EU-wide legislation to govern the online gambling market. But common rules should not prevent member states from regulating online gambling as tightly as they want, participants in a European Economic and Social Committee conference heard yesterday (6 September).
Sports 16-03-2011

EU gambling consultation must create ‘competitive landscape’

An upcoming EU-wide public consultation on the future of Europe's rapidly-growing online gambling market must create a "competitive landscape" for betting firms, Khalid Ali of the European Sports Security Association (ESSA), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Sports 16-03-2011

ESSA: Online gambling creates ‘whole new audience’ for sport

The rapid growth of online gambling is creating "a whole new audience" for European sport, argues Khalid Ali, secretary-general of the European Sports Security Association (ESSA), in an interview with EURACTIV, calling on policymakers to help create "a supportive climate" for betting companies.