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Top sports officials attend meeting over fixing
Top officials from Britain's leading sports attend meeting with government about match-fixing
Associated Press
2013-12-10 11:01 PM

LONDON (AP) -- Top officials from some of Britain's leading sports have met with government ministers to discuss measures to tackle the growing problem of match-fixing.

Representatives of football, cricket, tennis and the two rugby codes were invited to attend a hastily convened meeting on Tuesday, which was set up in the wake of two fixing investigations that have struck English football over the last two weeks.

Alex Horne, the general secretary of the English Football Association, says "we all want to do all we can to protect the integrity of that sport."

Horne says "the general consensus around the room was this isn't a big issue," but adds "we don't want to be complacent."

The two ongoing police investigations center on separate allegations of fixing in the divisions below the Premier League.

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