MAR 25 DE JUNIO DE 2024 - 09:31hs.
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Botafogo and Genius Sports launch movement on integrity in sport

Botafogo teamed up with Genius Sports to launch a pioneering movement on integrity in sport. This initiative, firstly, aims to protect club’s athletes from the threats of result manipulation and damage related to betting, as well as promoting sporting integrity on and off the pitch.

This partnership began with an integrity workshop for players, last Friday (7), carried out by integrity specialists from Genius Sports, who gave lectures to the club's professional and youth teams.

This workshop addressed chronic integrity problems, such as the personal and professional consequences that result manipulation causes, the dangers related to sports betting, including addiction, and also highlighted the measures that can be adopted to protect athletes in relation to corruption.

 



"We are committed to ensuring that our athletes are protected and informed about the risks related to sports betting. This move, in partnership with Genius Sports, is a crucial step towards promoting integrity and fair play, values that are essential to the success and reputation of Botafogo and the sport as a whole," said CEO Thairo Arruda.

Guilherme Buso, VP Brazil at Genius Sports, added: "Integrity is the most important pillar of competitive sport. With the betting market regulated and ready to launch in Brazil, it is extremely important that clubs, leagues and federations implement proactive measures to educate and protect athletes. We are proud of this partnership with Botafogo at this vital moment, directly contributing to a safer and more transparent future for Brazilian sport."

In addition to the first workshops, Botafogo and Genius Sports will work together on a series of actions with the aim of strengthening integrity between athletes and the Brazilian sports community. Other Brazilian football clubs will be invited to join this movement to contribute to the effectiveness of this initiative.

 



Genius Sports is the official data, technology and broadcast partner powering the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media. Our technology is used in more than 150 countries around the world, creating highly engaging products that enrich fan experiences across the sports industry.

The company partners with more than 400 sports organizations, including many of the world's largest leagues and federations, such as the NFL, EPL, FIBA, NCAA, NASCAR, AFA and Liga MX.

Genius Sports is uniquely positioned through cutting-edge technology, scale and global reach to support our partners. Its innovative use of big data, computer vision, machine learning and augmented reality connects the entire sports ecosystem, from rights holder to fan.

Source: GMB