Betting integrity company Sportradar Integrity Services announced this week that it has expanded its relationship with the Biathlon Integrity Unit, and will be working to include bet monitoring for events throughout the world to maintain event integrity.
The agreement will see Sportradar monitoring all matches that fall under the International Biathlon Union's jurisdiction, including World Cup and World Championship competitions. The company will be using its bet monitoring software, dubbed the Universal Fraud Detection System to make sure everything is fair. The two groups have worked together since 2020, and this expansion of the relationship comes as previous integrity services proved valuable.
Sportradar is one of the premier brands for integrity, as it works with over 180 sporting leagues and authorities around the world.
Regarding the agreement Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich said, "Interest in biathlon competitions is increasing across global betting markets. It is imperative that appropriate steps are taken to mitigate any integrity-related issues that may arise across IBU's competitions.
"Partnering with the BIU demonstrates both our and BIU's commitment to uphold the integrity of the sport, and we look forward to enhancing this relationship over the coming years."
BIU's Greg McKenna added: "We are fully aware of the match-fixing risks that are prevalent throughout all sport, and we acknowledge the integral role bet monitoring plays in countering integrity risks. As such, this partnership, featuring the use of the UFDS, will enable us to implement one of the strongest integrity provisions, and puts us in the great position over the coming years to ensure fair competition across all our events."