Orienteering Australia Match-Fixing Policy approved

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The Orienteering Australia Board and Australian Government National Sport Integrity Unit have approved an OA match-fixing policy. This is publicly available in section 1.26 of the OA Operational Manual at Administration/op_manual/

The policy is a requirement of Australian Sports Commission funding for all ASC-funded sports. Although sports betting on orienteering is unknown in Australia, it does occur in some European countries for some events. Under the policy Australian orienteers defined as “relevant persons” in the policy (currently members and officials with WOC and MTBO WOC teams) must not bet on orienteering competitions, whether in Europe or anywhere else, or otherwise participate in match fixing.