Wimbledon match under investigation
TENNIS investigators are examining whether a match at this year’s Wimbledon was fixed after suspicious betting patterns were reported.
The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), which was set up in 2008 to detect any corruption, has not revealed which match it is investigating.
The TIU is already investigating a US Open firstround match between Vitalia Diatchenko and Timea Bacsinszky.
“Both are the subject of routine, confidential investigation,” it said.
The TIU said it received 96 alerts from July to September, including the two alerts from Wimbledon and the US Open.
Alerts come from regulators and betting organisations, who can report matches if they notice suspicious betting patterns.
“It is important to appreciate that an alert on its own is not evidence of match-fixing,” added the TIU.
It states that unusual gambling patterns can be explained by factors other than fixing, such as incorrect odds setting, player fitness, playing conditions and well-informed betting.
Meanwhile, none of the 36 referees and judges used at the Rio 2016 boxing competition will officiate again until an investigation into scoring procedures has concluded.
Boxing at the Rio Olympics was marred by several controversial decisions.
Irish bantamweight Michael Conlan, who said he was “robbed”, and Kazakhstan’s Vassiliy Levit lost bouts in which they both appeared to win comfortably.
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) said it would “fully assess what action needs to be taken”.
“While the majority of the boxing competition in Rio 2016 was received very positively, a small number of decisions under debate indicated that further reforms in the AIBA referee and judging procedures were necessary,” amateur boxing’s governing body said. — BBC.