02 Mar '11, 1am

Sports as a whole is in danger from the US$140b/year illegal betting industry, Olympic chief Jacques Rogge said

Sports as a whole is in danger from the US$140b/year illegal betting industry, Olympic chief Jacques Rogge said

Olympic chief Jacques Rogge (above) warned on Tuesday that sports as a whole was in danger from an estimated US$140 billion (S$178.3 billion) a year in illegal betting worldwide. --PHOTO: AP LAUSANNE (Switzerland) - OLYMPIC chief Jacques Rogge warned on Tuesday that sports as a whole was in danger from an estimated US$140 billion (S$178.3 billion) a year in illegal betting worldwide. His warning came after the International Olympic Committee (IOC), some sports officials, friendly governments, Interpol and representatives of betting operators held a first meeting to find joint ways to tackle the problem. 'I think sports is in danger, it's not about the Olympic Games, it's about sports as a whole,' Mr Rogge said after the meeting agreed to set in motion a task force. Mr Rogge has repeatedly said he fears that illegal and irregular betting threatens the credibility of popular...

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