News Legal & Regulatory 22 April 2022
Sportradar and the Austrian Federal Police collaborate on anti-doping initiatives
Sportradar Integrity Services has been extended to its existing Memorandum of Understanding with the Austrian Federal Police by adding anti-doping service.
The agreement was made with the Bundeskriminalamt, (BK), of the Ministry of the Interior. This collaboration which began in 2015 has given Sportradar Integrity Services the opportunity to work together and exchange data and analysis that relate to the upkeep of integrity.
Sportradar, which is a data-driven antidoping technology provider, will be offering its network, solutions, and networks under an extended MoU. These services can be accessed by Sportradar, which will allow them to exchange information to help detect and prevent crimes against the Austrian Federal Anti-Doping Act.
Sportradar provides services to help sports organizations as well as antidoping groups. This includes the creation of testing plans, and identification and interception by trafficking networks.
Sportradar, as part of this agreement, will offer the Austrian Police Force information and investigation support. It can be extended to athletes and supervisors, anti-doping organizations, sporting bodies, third-party groups, and medical professionals. Sportradar will provide training in anti-doping to police officers.
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.”
Dominic Mueser, Sportradar’s Global Head of Anti-Doping Services, added: “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.”
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