The Courier-Mail

Match-fix probe

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TWENTY-six current and former South Korean sportsmen are under investigat­ion for match-fixing and illegal gambling.

The formal investigat­ion by the South Korean police will focus mostly on basketball and judo players.

Police said the probe had been triggered by an alleged game-rigging incident in February involving a 29-yearold basketball­er – identified only by his surname Kim.

He is suspected of helping throw a match by intentiona­lly missing a number of baskets at the request of a fellow gambler and 28-year-old judo player, police said.

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