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Powerful points | ‘Play the Game’ mulls match-fixing over muffins
Posted By John Turnbull On 7 November 2005 @ 23:44 In Regions | No Comments
Copenhagen | The fourth “Play the Game” conference started Sunday, Nov 6, with a focus on sports corruption. Declan Hill  of Oxford University reports that match-fixing in football is common , with the most egregious example perhaps Malaysia in the 1990s. “Up to 90 percent of games were fixed and often both teams and every official were bought,” the Play the Game site reports.
On Monday, Nov 7, conference attendees petitioned FIFA for information about its relationship to Burma’s football authorities  and the case of journalist Zaw Thet Htwe , arrested for reporting on the possible misuse of FIFA monies.
We enjoy some of the more mundane aspects of the “Play the Game” Web log, such as a live update from an empty conference room :
There are not many people in here at the moment, the sound man has just been doing his sound check and the next speaker is preparing her power point slides.
The conference concludes Thursday, Nov 10.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://medianet.djh.dk/sites/conferencepulse/liveblog/weblog_view
 Declan Hill: http://www.declanhill.com/
 match-fixing in football is common: http://www.playthegame.org/News/Up%20To%20Date/Soccer%20fixing%20tactics%20revealed%20at%20Play%20the%20Game.aspx
 relationship to Burma’s football authorities: http://medianet.djh.dk/sites/conferencepulse/folder.2005-11-03.1808955164/plonearticle.2005-11-07.9057336520
 Zaw Thet Htwe: http://www.theglobalgame.com/burmabks.html#zaw
 empty conference room: http://medianet.djh.dk/sites/conferencepulse/liveblog/archive/2005/11/07/in-the-empty-conference-room
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