From the 2014 World Cup to the 2016 Summer Olympics: Brazil's Role in the Global Anti-Corruption Movement
21 SW. J. INT'L LAW (2015, Forthcoming)
32 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2015 Last revised: 1 Feb 2015
Date Written: January 14, 2015
Brazil has the rare fortune of hosting the world’s two highest-profile sporting events back-to-back: the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. So too does it find itself in the midst of an historic anti-corruption movement. As recent Olympics have reminded us, mega sporting events can gauge the host-country’s effectiveness in combating corruption. This paper, co-authored by a professor and eight students, uses the window between the World Cup and Olympics to reflect on Brazil’s successes to date and its remaining challenges. It briefly surveys recent allegations of corruption in international sports generally and the Olympics specifically, and discusses Brazil’s recent anti-corruption reforms. It concludes with a series of research questions that the authors will continue exploring in the months prior to the 2016 Games.
Keywords: corruption, bribery, Olympics, world cup, Brazil
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