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Danish Football Association Wants Special Court To Deal With Corruption In Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 27 / 15

The Danish FA (DBU) "has called on the country's government to set up a special court and increase resources to investigators to deal with match-fixing and other forms of corruption in sport," according to Philip O'Connor of REUTERS. Culture Minister Marianne Jelved presented a bill to the Danish pa...

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