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Latvia: Fair play topics discussed at a special conference

For the second year in a row, the Latvian Football Federation has held a special conference with international speakers covering a wide range of topics related to responsible gambling and fair play principles in sport and football.

Latvian Football Federation president Vadims Ļašenko
Latvian Football Federation president Vadims Ļašenko LFF

This annual conference is a part of the unique cooperation between the Latvian Football Federation and William Hill devoted to highlighting fair play values and principles. It has also seen the Latvian Cup renamed as the Fair Play Latvian Cup.

“The majority of work done in the field of fair play and the fight against match-fixing is not visible to the general public, so a conference such as this is not only a tool that allows us to raise awareness of this topic, but also a platform for professionals to obtain valuable information and know-how. We are speaking about this problem publicly and openly in order to educate people and be direct in how we tackle the dangers the world of sport is facing,” said Vadims Ļašenko, president of the Latvian Football Federation.

The conference was attended by people occupying various roles in football and other sports, as well as representatives of local authorities and gambling companies. It was also available online to the general public.

This article originally appeared in UEFA Direct 200