After two hours of driving through undeveloped Korean countryside, the image upon arriving at the Olympic skiing venues is quite startling: the surrounding ridges are dotted with technologically advanced, energy-generating windmills.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Winter Olympics
The Olympic Games, which open today, have become a powerful symbol in the global anti-corruption movement. They lay bare the worldwide human tendency to abuse entrusted authority for private gain. But so too do they highlight the emergent global resolve to address it and the myriad tools now at our disposal.… Continue Reading
The New York Times reports that U.S. prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas in what appears to be an expansive investigation of corruption in international soccer, track and field, and the Olympic Games.… Continue Reading
The victim impact statements in the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing were gut-wrenching and horrific. They were also a plea for compliance.
Listen, as my Corporate Compliance students did, to the Aly Raisman statement while holding a copy of the Fraud Section’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (pdf) in your hand.… Continue Reading
In the prior post, we asked a rather unpleasant question: where a government reasonably believes that hosting the Olympic Games would cause losses to the public fisc, but nonetheless submits a bid, has that government acted corruptly?… Continue Reading
We learned Friday that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, and that Boston withdrew from the 2024 race. From a corruption standpoint, there’s a lot going on here.
China’s selection completes a fascinating ten-year stretch: 2014 (Russia), 2016 (Brazil), 2018 (South Korea), 2020 (Japan), 2022 (China).… Continue Reading
The University of Richmond Annual Corruption Issue, Part I: Is Brazil’s Clean Companies Act a Clean Bill of Health?
The University of Richmond’s Journal of Global Law & Business is proud to announce its annual Corruption Issue. In this series of posts, each co-authored by a UR law student and Professor Andy Spalding, we’ll introduce this year’s articles and invite submissions for next year’s issue.… Continue Reading
Vanessa Mae — the classical violinist who won cross-over pop stardom — has been banned for four years by the International Ski Federation for competing in races rigged to help her qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.… Continue Reading
Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny was convicted of libel Tuesday and could be sent to prison.
Navalny, 37, has been one of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics.… Continue Reading
Russia’s top opposition leader and most popular anti-corruption blogger launched a website Monday that shows alleged conflicts of interest, collusion, and huge cost overruns at the Sochi Winter Olympics.