SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has set up anti-corruption measures in the face of growing match-fixing scandals in various sports.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports that Culture Minister Choe Kwang-shik is vowing to show “no mercy.”
Choe reportedly says there will be a zero-tolerance policy on match-fixing and that professional clubs will be responsible for protecting players from corruption.
Last year, South Korea’s soccer league was hit by a huge match-fixing scandal, with nearly 80 players and brokers convicted. South Korea’s volleyball association has announced the banning of four players for life for alleged match-fixing.
Recent media reports say a broker told prosecutors that match-fixing had taken place in baseball.