IAm Sheila Norman-Culp, leader of the AP “Dirty Game” investigation into match-fixing in soccer. AMA
I am Sheila Norman-Culp, AP’s Assistant Editor for Europe, who led the AP's “Dirty Game” multiformat team that investigated match-fixing in soccer.
I’ll be doing this AMA from 1500GMT to 1800GMT (10am EDT to 1pm EDT).
The Associated Press "Dirty Game" series found that FIFA, UEFA and other soccer authorities face an epic battle against the criminal gangs that are corrupting growing segments of the world’s most popular sport.
Europol has talked about finding 680 “suspicious’’ games since 2008, but AP’s reporting found that it appears to be much more than that. Sportsradar, a betting monitoring company, says up to 300 games a YEAR in Europe alone could be tainted. Interpol says at least two crime groups have switched from drug trafficking to match-fixing because it’s a better business model for making money.
Main story http://apne.ws/11DwaoD
Player who rues getting involved in match-fixing: http://apne.ws/X4TWSV
Unwritten rules of match-fixing: http://apne.ws/15v6No1
Referee of 5 suspicious games: http://apne.ws/12MJG91
Turkish match-fixing begins at the top: http://apne.ws/Za3lhX
Fixer gets revenge on crime gang by telling police about match-fixing: http://apne.ws/YtpSAi
Visit to Cambodian betting boomtown: http://apne.ws/11VaG6E
EDIT: Wow. I went an hour longer than planned but still have 30 questions unanswered. Sri about that, maybe we have to do this again! You can find links to all the stories under #APdirtygame on twitter. Thanks for all your questions. Am signing off now.