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

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Andrew Brady Spalding

University of Richmond School of Law

Patrick Barr

University of Richmond - School of Law

Albert Flores

University of Richmond - School of Law

Shaun Freiman

University of Richmond - School of Law

Kat Gavin

University of Richmond - School of Law

Tyler Klink

University of Richmond - School of Law

Carter Nichols

University of Richmond - School of Law

Ann Reid

University of Richmond - School of Law

Rina Van Orden

University of Richmond - School of Law

Date Written: January 14, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Spalding, Andrew Brady and Barr, Patrick and Flores, Albert and Freiman, Shaun and Gavin, Kat and Klink, Tyler and Nichols, Carter and Reid, Ann and Van Orden, Rina, From the 2014 World Cup to the 2016 Summer Olympics: Brazil's Role in the Global Anti-Corruption Movement (January 14, 2015). 21 SW. J. INT'L LAW (2015, Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2549836 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2549836

Andrew Brady Spalding (Contact Author)

University of Richmond School of Law ( email )

Richmond, VA
United States

Patrick Barr

University of Richmond - School of Law ( email )

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States

Albert Flores

University of Richmond - School of Law ( email )

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States

Shaun Freiman

University of Richmond - School of Law ( email )

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States

Kat Gavin

University of Richmond - School of Law ( email )

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States

Tyler Klink

University of Richmond - School of Law ( email )

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States

Carter Nichols

University of Richmond - School of Law ( email )

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States

Ann Reid

University of Richmond - School of Law ( email )

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States

Rina Van Orden

University of Richmond - School of Law ( email )

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States

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