April 2017

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EAS is supporting the #EUSportIntegrityDay, which takes place on the 15th of April every year. This athlete-led initiative aims at raising awareness about match fixing and showing our commitment to the integrity of sport. To find out more visit the website: www.eusportintegrityday.eu

Match-fixing is widely regarded as one of the major threats to sport. It undermines the values of sport such as integrity, fair play, respect for others and have a negative impact on the life of people involved in sport. We want you to show your support by tweeting/posting our key messages to raise awareness throughout Europe.

Tackling match-fixing requires strong and organised cooperation between the different stakeholders (sports organisations, police, governments, supporters, NGO’s, coaches, athletes themselves and others). If this issue is not properly addressed, organized sport will lose its credibility and support from fans. This is why #EUSportIntegrityDay is open to everyone who is committed to fighting match fixing. It is designed to:

  • raise awareness amongst stakeholder and everyone who loves sport
  • re-inforce the key education messages about sports betting integrity
  • showcase the good practice in the fight against match fixing
  • demonstrate a public commitment to prevent match fixing harming our sports

Use your social media platforms as we do to promote #EUSportIntegrityDay. Some sample messages are available in the resources section below but feel free to use your own messages, just remember to include the hashtag #EUSportIntegrityDay.