Posted on July 27, 2020
Match Fixing Risks for Athletes
Athletes can be victimized by match fixers who exploit their vulnerabilities and then compel them to go along with a fix for fear of being exposed for doing something wrong. Seemingly innocuous favours, such as an upgraded phone, quick access to medical services, or financial assistance, can later be used as leverage. In such situations, athletes risk their mental health, reputational damage, intimidation or retaliation, and loss of career.