14 Apr 2016

Declan Hill on fighting sports corruption

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 14 April 2016

With two high profile sporting events fast approaching, the Rio Olympics and Euro 2016 in France, what chance is there of fans continuing to get any pleasure from watching professional sport? Declan Hill is one of the world's foremost experts on match-fixing and corruption in international sports. He was the first person to show the new danger to international sport posed by the globalization of the gambling market and match-fixing at the highest levels of professional football including the Champions League and FIFA World Cup tournaments. Part of his first book 'The Fix: Organized Crime and Soccer' details his involvement with an Asian match-fixing gang as they travelled around the world to fix major football matches. His second book was called 'The Insider's Guide to Match-Fixing'.