Sportradar has underlined it is ‘fighting fire with fire’ when it comes to its battle against anti-doping, as the group continues to elevate its portfolio of partners on a global scale.
It builds on the group’s continued momentum, extending its pre-existing arrangement with the Austrian Federal Police Force.
The renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Swiss sportstech’s Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS) division and the Bundeskriminalamt (BK) of the Ministry of the Interior (BMI) will see the continuation of Sportradar’s anti-doping services to Austria’s national law enforcement agency.
As the contract has been expanded, as well as extended, Sportradar will provide its data-driven anti-doping solutions and network to the Federal Police, enabling information sharing to detect and project violations of the Austrian Federal Anti-Doping Act and Criminal Code.
Sportradar’s Global Head of Anti-Doping Services, Dominic Mueser, said: “Through our use of technology and data-driven anti-doping, Sportradar’s Anti-Doping Services department has established itself as a credible and trusted operator in this space, making the extension of our partnership with the Austrian law enforcement authorities a natural next step in supporting them address doping in sport.
“Building on the existing strong relationship, we’re excited about the potential this partnership has to protect clean sport, and we look forward to continuing our work together.”
Sportradar also provides integrity and anti-doping services to a range of international organisations, including gambling regulators, sports leagues and authorities, law enforcement agencies and betting operators, having recently launched its Integrity Exchange as a means for the latter to take a more direct role in countering corruption.