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Entries in World Cup (21)


The Rio 2016 Olympics: A Window into Our World (Part Two)

International mega sporting events, like the World Cup or the Olympics, pose arduous challenges for those seeking to quash corruption. They require a host nation, or city, to take on magnificent construction projects under demanding timelines.

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Brazil, Corruption, and the 2016 Olympics: Help Eight Law Students Find Answers. 

Hello, my name is Carter Nichols and I am one of eight law students who want to research corruption surrounding the 2016 Olympics – but I need your help! In March, our group will be traveling to Brazil to interview government officials, politicians, business leaders, and advocacy groups in an effort to understand and analyze corruption in Brazil. In order to make this leg of the research possible, my classmates and I need to raise money to fund our trip. I have included a link our fundraising page below, but would first like to tell you a little about of project:

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Help Students Study Corruption in Brazil

Eight law students at the University of Richmond need your help. As part of a year-long course called “Brazil, Corruption, and the 2016 Summer Olympics,” they’re taking a research trip to Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro this spring. They’ll personally interview government officials, business people, lawyers, and civic organizations, and collectively write a report of their findings. With the help of the FCPA Blog, we think they can really have a major impact on the public debate. This truly is a rare opportunity.

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Coke to FIFA: Let's get real about graft allegations 

Coca Cola said it is concerned about how FIFA is handling its investigation into corruption allegations involving winning bids by Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Coke's sponsorship deal is worth $475 million.

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FIFA turmoil and the continued fall out

Last week FIFA announced that it had considered the investigation into allegations of corruption into the awarding of the 2018 World Cup tournament to Russia and the 2022 World Cup tournament to Qatar and found “any improper behaviour in the bidding process for the tournament was 'of very limited scope.'”

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Flash: Switzerland wins World Cup (not that World Cup)

The sixteen nations that made it through the group stage in the 2014 World Cup to the knockout round have been fighting for international bragging rights for the next four years.

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Qatar denies World Cup bribery allegations

Qatar's World Cup 2022 organizing committee denied allegations that it bribed FIFA officials to win the right to host the world's biggest single sporting event.

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In Brazil, anti-graft sentiment fuels a mass movement

São Paulo, Brazil, June, 20, 2013: Demonstrators protesting on Paulista Avenue in São Paulo for civil rights and improvements in public services. The demonstrations began in São Paulo in early June 2013 and have spread rapidly across the country demanding political reform after successive cases of corruption. (Photo by iStock)Brazilians took to the streets this weekend to protest corruption, with huge rallies swelling across the country even after the president promised dialog and reform.

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Police reveal global soccer match-fixing scheme 

At least 680 soccer games around the world were fixed between 2008 and 2011, about half by a syndicate allegedly operating from Singapore, an international police coalition said Monday.

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