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SBD Global/May 16, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: Hong Kong FA To Tackle Match-Fixing Following Interpol Meeting

The Hong Kong FA said that "it is working on an action plan to tackle match-fixing and corruption following a key meeting with Interpol last month." The meeting was held "in an attempt to be proactive and tackle any match-fixing and corruption issues in Hong Kong football" (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, 5/15). ... The true extent of homophobia in sport "will become much clearer" with the establishment of a world-first int'l research project launched on Friday by the Australian organizers of this year's Bingham Cup gay rugby tournament and members of the Sydney Convicts rugby club. For the first time, rather than anecdotal evidence of the challenges faced by gay athletes and sports fans, "the survey-based study will provide quantifiable data for organisations" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 5/15). ... The National Rugby League Integrity Unit "has turned its attention to phone contact between Ryan Tandy and jockey manager John Schell as it steps up its investigation into claims NRL head of football Todd Greenberg knew the late footballer was betting on league games" (SMH, 5/15). ... The 10 teams competing in the new FIA Formula E Championship received their first batch of Spark-Renault SRT_01E race cars on Thursday, at the same time the doors to their new facilities were officially opened. With both projects delivered precisely to schedule, each team received one fully-electric single-seater which has been designed and built by Spark Racing Technology, together with a consortium of names in motorsport including McLaren, Williams, Dallara, Renault and Michelin (Formula E).
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