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Austrian tennis player banned for life for match-fixing

06-01-2011 14:15 BJT

LONDON, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer has been banned from the sport for life and fined 100,000 U.S. dollars for match-fixing, announced the anti-corruption Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) on Tuesday.

Koellerer, 27, is currently ranked 385th on the ATP world rankings. He has been found guilty of three charges under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program including "contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event" between October 2009 and July 2010.

The life ban applies with immediate effect which means that Koellerer is not eligible to participate in any tournament or competition organized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis from the date of this statement.

The case against Kolellerer was based on the findings of a TIU investigation and considered by an independent anti-corruption hearing officer at a two-day hearing held in London on 27-28 April.

TIU was formed in 2008 as a joint initiative of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the ATP, the WTA and the Grand Slam Committee.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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