DOSB President Thomas Bach is to the recent judgments in the football betting scandal before the District Court of Bochum in stating confirmed.
Frankfurt/Main (SID) - DOSB President Thomas Bach is to the recent judgments in the football betting scandal before the District Court of Bochum in stating confirmed. It needs a close international coordination of States, law enforcement and sports.
"Here it is globally networked organised crime." States and sport need to work closely to get their Lord. The intervention of the State is essential in this area in much greater proportions as in the fight against doping, where it is for the integrated Division of labour between sport and State significantly better conditions such as arrival and on reporting obligations, control and test facilities, the strict liability, Is facilitation of evidence and burden of proof. "A framework is absolutely the same: both in the anti-doping fight wu also in the fight against betting fraud and corruption should be zero tolerance", said Bach in Frankfurt/Main.
To promote the topic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) already formed a task force in the betting, sports associations, Governments and Interpol to search for solutions in March at a Conference in Lausanne.
"Germany will contribute actively to the search and sends DOSB General Manager Michael Vesper and a Government representative in the Working Group", said the President of the German Olympic sports. Also, it would have to verify whether the powers of investigation, the exchange of information and the organizational structures are sufficient, to "grab" the evil of betting fraud and corruption in the sport at the root, so Bach.
In the largest manipulation scandal in European football history the two main offenders were convicted Thursday in Bochum of the 12 Criminal Division of the District Court to prison terms of every five years and six months. A fellow traveller was a punishment of one year and six months on probation. Meanwhile take on the investigation of police and public prosecutor's Office against other suspects.