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Govt to set up anti-corruption taskforce in sports

The South Korean government is forming a task force to handle corruption in sports in the wake of a match-fixing scandal in professional basketball, local media reports.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said its senior sports policy officials met with leaders of five pro sports federations to discuss how to tackle corruption in sports.  

The meeting came after three professional baseball players were found guilty of match-fixing earlier this month.

The task force will look into strengthening penalties on athletes, team and league offices for corrupt actions and raising the financial rewards for those who report corruption in sports.

The task force is expected to unveil its detailed plans in August.

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