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‘Rien ne va plus!’: Karabatic and teammates betting that their own team would lose – but did they then lose intentionally?

LOSING a game intentionally in such a way that there is no legal evidence, is one of the inherent weaknesses in sports, writes handball expert CHRISTER AHL in this comment piece, which calls for better means to detect cases like the recent one involving the French players from Montpellier. Continue reading

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Match fixing: Handballers detained in French investigation

The match between Cesson and Montpellier on May 12 is believed to have been fixed (Photo: Flickr/deavon29)

AN INVESTIGATION into suspected match fixing led to French police detaining several members of the Montpellier handball club this weekend.

The detention comes after French media last week reported that eight players form the Montpellier handball club were suspected to be involved in bets resulting in winnings of more than €200.000. Continue reading

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