Government signs Macolin Convention to tackle match-fixing in sport

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport says that the Government has strengthened its commitment to tackling match-fixing in sport by signing the Macolin Convention.

The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, more commonly known as the Macolin Convention, aims to prevent, detect and punish match-fixing.

On 6 December 2018, it was signed by Minister for Sports and Civil Society Mims Davies with Gabriella Battaini Dragoni, Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General.

The Convention is the only treaty dedicated to fighting the manipulation of sports competitions.

During the signing, the Minister welcomed the leadership shown by the Council of Europe in developing this Convention and highlighted the work of the Gambling Commission and the Sports Betting Integrity Forum in combating match-fixing in the UK.

The Convention encourages sports organisations and competition organisers to put appropriate measures in place, such as adopting principles of good governance and educating athletes. To read the DCMS press release in full, click here.