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SBD Global/March 14, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

South Korean Government To Form Supervisory Body To Handle Match-Fixing

In light of the latest match-fixing scandal in South Korean professional sports, the government said that it will "form a new supervisory body, involving all major sports leagues, to handle further game-rigging schemes," according to YONHAP. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that it "convened an emergency meeting of senior officials from professional baseball, football, volleyball and basketball leagues to discuss their collective response to the match-fixing scandal in basketball." In a statement, the ministry said, "This new body will integrate some of the functions previously handled individually by each league, such as investigating match-fixing allegations and educating athletes. The council will be quick on its feet and will be sustainable" (YONHAP, 3/13).
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