Sportradar Integrity Services, a unit of the company, a global provider of sports integrity solutions and a partner to over 180 sports organizations and state authorities, has entered into a betting monitoring agreement with the Biathlon Integrity Unit (BUI). The BUI is an operationally independent unit that oversees integrity issues on behalf of the International Biathlon Union, the international governing body for biathlon.
Under the terms of the new contract, Sportradar will monitor all of the organization’s competitions, including the Biathlon World Championships and Cups, using its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), an advanced system and bet protection. Any suspicious correspondence detected by Sportradar will be forwarded to the entity for follow-up inquiries.
Sportradar provides intelligence and investigation services to BIU since 2020
Since 2020, Sportradar Integrity Services has provided the Biathlon Integrity Unit with its Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) services. I&I has a global team of experts who provide due diligence and investigation services.
Greg McKenna, Head of BIU, said: “We are fully aware of the match-fixing risks that are prevalent in all sports and we recognize the integral role that betting monitoring plays in combating integrity risks.”
“As such, this partnership, using the UFDS, will allow us to implement one of the strongest integrity provisions and will put us in a great position for years to come to ensure fair competition across all of our events.”
Managing Director of Sportradar Integrity Services, Andreas Krannich, also commented: “Interest in biathlon competitions is increasing in global betting markets. It is imperative that adopted measures are taken to mitigate any integrity-related issues that may arise in competencies.”
“The partnership with the Biathlon organization demonstrates our commitment and that of the entity in maintaining the integrity of the sport, and we look forward to improving this relationship in the coming years”, concluded Krannich.