NSI Sport Information Centre, Newsletter | Oktober 2013 v.1
Info Awareness #1 Match-Fixing and Illegal Sports Betting
The issue of match-fixing and illegal sports betting is presently receiving more Government scrutiny and media attention in Malaysia. Leading law enforcement agencies and peak sport bodies have identified match-fixing and illegal sports betting, and other related forms of unethical conduct, as posing a significant threat to the integrity of sport world-wide.
Recent advancements in communications and media technology now allow gamblers (also known as 'punters') to place wagers, not only on match outcomes, but also on whether particular incidents will occur during a sports match or competition. These new betting offerings known as 'exotic bets', along with other innovative developments in both the domestic and off-shore market supply chain, increase the risk of unethical behaviour and the potential for criminal elements to exploit the gaming industry and wider community
Recent media commentary and opinion
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- Europol - Europes Largest Football Match-Fixing Investigation
- Sports betting and corruption: How to preserve the integrity of sport (PDF File - 1.25 MB), Translated by SportAccord, (2012)
- Match-Fixing—The Biggest Threat to Sport in the 21st Century? (PDF File - 995.0 KB), LawInSport, (2012)
- Model Rules on Sports Integrity in Relation to Sports Betting for all International Sports Federations and Organisations (PDF File - 404.0 KB), SportAccord, (2011)
- Code of Conduct on Sports Betting Integrity for athletes and officials (PDF File - 203.0 KB), SportAccord, (2011)
- What sport in the UK is doing to tackle corruption and match fixing in sport, Sport and Recreation Alliance, (2 Nov 2011)
- Match Fixing in Sport - A Mapping of Criminal Law Provisions in EU 27 (March 2012)
- Elimination of Threats to Integrity of Sports (PDF File - 982.0 KB), Oxford Research, (Apr 2010)
- Report on the Sports Betting Integrity Panel, United Kingdom (2010)
- Why sport is not immune to corruption (PDF File - 207.0 KB), Council of Europe, (01 Dec 2008)
SportAccord also offers a range of information and an E-Learning program relating to Match-Fixing: How to Prevent Match-fixing from Destroying your Career
Info Awareness #2 Facts on tennis injuries!
Awesome matches on court last week at the #MalaysianOpenTennis ! , who has been inspired to get back into TENNIS?
If you have make sure you take a look at this tennis injury fact sheet.
Facts on #tennis injuries!
Tennis is a popular international sport catering to all ages and skill levels. Tennis is a sport that can be played on a variety of surfaces (grass, artificial grass, hard court surfaces such as plexicushion and plexipave and clay/en- tout-cas), which requires speed, power, endurance, balance and coordination. As a result, injuries can and do occur!!!
(The causes and #types of injuries)
1) Lower limb (ankle, knee, and thigh) injuries are most common and are caused by the sprinting, stopping, pivoting and pounding nature of tennis. Lower limb tennis injuries are acute (e.g. ankle sprain) or chronic (e.g. knee tendon pain).
2) Upper limb (elbow, shoulder, wrist) injuries are usually caused by the high-velocity and repetitive arm movements required in tennis. These injuries tend to be overuse in nature (e.g. tennis elbow).
3) Back injuries and pain are common due to the rotation required to hit groundstrokes, and the combination of rotation, extension and lateral flexion involved in the serve.
(#Factors affecting your injury risk)
- Different court surfaces.
- Condition of tennis balls used.
- Type of racquet.
- Playing technique.
- Weather extremes.
- Inappropriate footwear.
- Poor physical conditioning.
- The amount and level of participation.
- Poor injury rehabilitation.
(#Safety tips for tennis)
1) Good preparation is important
2) Avoid playing with a pre-existing illness or injury. If in doubt, talk to a medical practitioner.
3) Always warm up, stretch and cool down.
4) Maintain an adequate fitness level. Undertake conditioning and training exercises specific to the physical demands of tennis.
(Good #technique and #practices will help prevent injury)
1) Seek instruction from a #LTAM qualified coach to develop correct skills and techniques.
2) Avoid over-repetition of any one type of shot. Practise a range of strokes including groundstrokes, serves, return of serves, overhead smashes and volleys.
(Use appropriate #equipment and make the #environment safe)
1) Use a racquet suitable for your style of play and physical capabilities. Players, especially those with arm and shoulder injuries, should seek professional advice when selecting a racquet and choosing string tension.
2) Use tennis balls appropriate for the playing surface. Avoid using wet or flat/dead balls.
3) Check and maintain the playing surface to ensure it is in good condition and free of hazards.
4) Wear the right protective equipment
5) Seek professional advice on footwear.
6) Players with a history of joint injury should seek professional advice about taping or bracing before play.
(Modify rules and equipment for #children)
1) Encourage children and beginners to participate in grassroots tennis programs such as Aviva Tennis Hot Shots or similar beginner programs delivered by local clubs and coaches, to introduce new players to the game through modified equipment such as mini-nets and decompression balls. This will help new players develop good tennis skills and correct technique.
2) Children should use equipment suitable to their age, size and skill level.
(Other #safety tips)
1) Be sunsmart. Wear sun protective clothing, a hat, sunglasses and SPF 30+ sunscreen.
2) In hot conditions, seek shade before, during and after play, and avoid playing in the middle of the day, if possible, when UV rays are most intense.
3) Eat a well-balanced diet.
4) Drink water before, during and after play.
5) Exercise caution when playing in extreme heat/humidity or wet/cold conditions.
(If an #injury occurs)
1) Stop playing if you experience an injury or illness.
2) Injured players should seek prompt attention from qualified first aid personnel or a sports medicine professional.
3) Injuries should be fully rehabilitated before returning to play.
Ok! Let's play!
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