News Legal & Regulatory 22 April 2022
Sportradar collaborates with the Austrian Federal Police in anti-doping efforts
Sportradar Integrity Services has been extended to its existing Memorandum of Understanding with the Austrian Federal Police by adding anti-doping service.
This agreement was reached with the Bundeskriminalamt of the Ministry of the Interior. The collaboration began in 2015. It has enabled Sportradar Integrity Services to share information and analysis related to the preservation of sport integrity.
Sportradar, which is a data-driven antidoping technology provider, will be offering its network, solutions, and networks under an extended MoU. This will give Sportradar the opportunity to access these services and share any information that might be useful in deterring or preventing violations of 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, and third-party groups. 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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