The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent body mandated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to define and carry out the fight against doping in cycling, has today signed a landmark agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services, the world’s leading provider of monitoring solutions that support the fight against betting-related match-fixing and corruption.
This partnership will see Sportradar Integrity Services make its Intelligence & Investigation Services available to CADF for the next two years. CADF will have access to Sportradar’s unique and extensive expertise, as well as their ability to carry out or assist with certain elements of investigations into potential or alleged breaches of CADF anti-doping rules via their dedicated intelligence experts.
Speaking about the partnership, Olivier Banuls, Deputy Director at CADF said: “Anti-doping intelligence has been part of our overall strategy since 2015, and through this agreement with Sportradar, our capabilities are further strengthened. Information gathered through our intelligence process is at the forefront of our testing strategy and investigations”. François Marclay, Intelligence Manager, added: “As we have been able to witness earlier this year, we are confident that Sportradar’s services will bring an added-value to our intelligence activities and we look forward to benefiting from their expertise”.
Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Integrity Services at Sportradar said: “We are delighted to be providing our Intelligence & Investigation Services to CADF. Intelligence is a vital tool in the modern-day fight to uphold sporting integrity, and anti-doping efforts are no exception to this. Our intelligence unit has already proven adept at handling complex intelligence tasks, including within the anti-doping field, and we expect that they will once again produce valuable results in any ensuing investigations of persons of interest within cycling.”
NOTES TO EDITOR
Created in 2008, the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) is a non-profit foundation under Swiss law that has been fully independent from UCI since 2013. In a unique model for a sporting organization, the CADF’s role is to manage autonomously the anti-doping programme on behalf of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The CADF’s activities are conducted in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Rules.
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