LONDON - Match fixing has surpassed doping as the greatest threat to the Olympic Games, according to Britain's Olympics Minister. In an interview with The (London) Sunday Times, Hugh Robertson said much was being done to crack down on all forms of match fixing ahead of the London Olympics, beginning July 27.

Of fixing being a greater concern than athletes taking drugs, he said, "You cannot underestimate the threat this poses because the moment that spectators start to feel that what they are seeing in front of them is not a true contest, that is when spectators stop turning up and the whole thing falls to pieces."