— Published 26 April 2023

World Aquatics calls on Sportradar

World Aquatics is going to war against match-fixing. The world swimming body (formerly FINA) has announced that it has signed a two-year partnership agreement with the Swiss company Sportradar Integrity Services, the world leader in sports integrity solutions. The aim is to monitor international water polo matches and to detect possible cases of cheating. More than 450 matches will be monitored under the agreement, including the men’s and women’s water polo tournaments at the World Swimming Championships for all disciplines next summer in Fukuoka, and then in 2024 in Doha, the World Under-20 Championships, and the World Cups. The competitions will be analysed by Sportradar’s Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), an artificial intelligence (AI) based betting monitoring process. It has identified more than 8,000 suspicious matches across all sports over the past 18 years.