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Tennis record cheater banned for life

Chilean tennis coach Sebastian Rivera has been banned for life for a record 64 match-fixing cases. This was announced following a hearing in London by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) about the coach who has been suspended since last summer. Never before has a single individual attempted to influence the outcome of such a large number of games.

According to the verdict, Rivera is no longer allowed to coach again, play himself or even attend tennis matches as a spectator. In addition, the 36-year-old South American, ranked 705th in the world occupation, must pay a fine of $250,000.

ITIA found several violations of Rivera’s anti-corruption rules. The tennis teacher is said to have tried to “invent the outcome of events” and demanded money or other favors in exchange for “negatively affecting the best efforts of the players”.