Secret files exposing evidence of widespread match-fixing by players at the upper level of world tennis can today be revealed by BuzzFeed News and the BBC.
The sport’s governing bodies have been warned repeatedly about a core group of 16 players – all of whom have ranked in the top 50 – but none have faced any sanctions and more than half of them will begin playing at the Australian Open on Monday.
It has been seven years since world tennis authorities were first handed compelling evidence about a network of players suspected of fixing matches at major tournaments including Wimbledon following a landmark investigation, but all of them have been allowed to continue playing.
The investigation into men’s tennis by BuzzFeed News and the BBC is based on a cache of leaked documents from inside the sport – the Fixing Files – as well as an original analysis of the betting activity on 26,000 matches and interviews across three continents with gambling and match-fixing experts, tennis officials, and players.
Early Sunday evening, a terrorist stabbed 39-year-old Dafna Meir to death in front of her teenage daughter at their home in the town of Otniel, near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank.
Meir, who reportedly fought her Palestinian attacker to protect her children, leaves behind a husband and four children, aged 11 to 17.
A search is ongoing for the Palestinian attacker.
Thus far, the Guardian, Independent, Telegraph and Times of London have all ignored the story.
Speaking of the sex assaults in Europe on New Year’s Eve, Geert Wilders says correctly that “the perpetrators come from a culture where women are inferior beings.”
Here is one of the only politicians in Europe or anywhere else who has the courage to face the harsh realities of the present crisis.
If the UK is consistent they will ban Trump. Britain banned me for standing up against jihad terror. To ban Trump for calling for a temporary moratorium on Muslim immigration would just be more of the same. The British government, egged on by the left, seems determined to silence any and every voice against jihad terror and Islamization. The consequences for Britain will be catastrophic.
According to documents released in our lawsuit against the British government under the Duty of Candor, my support for Israel was also cited as grounds for the ban.
In not allowing us into the country solely because of our true and accurate statements about Islam and support of Israel, the British government is behaving like a de facto Islamic state. The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead.