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Entries in Olympics (25)

Tuesday
Aug012017

Andy Spalding: The Olympic anti-corruption era begins

Yesterday’s announcement that the 2028 Summer Olympics have been awarded to Los Angeles has an underappreciated significance for the anti-corruption movement. It is the first Olympic Games in which the host city will be under a contractual obligation to prevent corruption.

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Monday
Nov212016

Scott Moritz: A detailed marketing plan can save your compliance program

Companies that make and sell consumer products -- toothpaste, smart phones, cars, movies, food, medicines, golf clubs, cosmetics, whiskey, shoes, jewelry, and so on -- spend billions of dollars promoting their goods.

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Tuesday
Sep272016

Andy Spalding: Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Revolution Continues

Brazil’s Supreme Court has authorized a federal investigation into Brazilian President Michel Temer’s role in the sprawling corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. If Temer’s presidency does not survive the investigation -- and I’m betting it won’t -- it will be another chapter in what may be the most dramatic anti-corruption enforcement story this world has ever seen.

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Tuesday
Aug162016

Andy Spalding: Why doping scandals are good for the Olympics

Track and field was once the pre-eminent Summer Olympics event. I suspect most readers can name many more track and field stars from history -- Jim Thorpe, Eric Liddell, Jesse Owens, Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner, Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Florence Griffith-Joyner, and so on -- than they could from any other event.

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Friday
Aug122016

Nicole Rose: If compliance were an Olympic sport, what would it be?

The Olympics are on and everywhere I go people are excited and inspired. I personally feel that just by watching, I'm part of something great. 

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Monday
Aug082016

Andy Spalding: Why Olympism and anti-corruption are kindred movements

The Olympic Movement, and the global anti-corruption movement, each manifest a common aspiration.  Springing from the same place in the human mind, they imagine the same alternative world, and then seek to build it.

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Thursday
Jul282016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s fourth pillar: The organized crime law

Of the four pillars (here, here, and here), Brazil’s 2013 organized crime law has thus far impacted anti-corruption enforcement to a degree that few could have imagined or dreamed.

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Monday
Jul252016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s third pillar: The Clean Companies Act

We discussed in the two prior posts (here and here) the two laws that Brazil enacted in 2011 to make government more accountable, transparent, and efficient. But readers may recall the major public protests that erupted in Brazil in 2013. Though seemingly provoked by a public transportation rate hike, the protests were about corruption and mismanagement more broadly.

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Wednesday
Jul202016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s second pillar: The access to information law

We’re talking about the four major laws, or “pillars,” that Brazil enacted on the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games (and 2014 FIFA World Cup) that completely changed Brazil’s anti-corruption landscape. 

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Tuesday
Jul192016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s first pillar: Procurement reform

Procurement obviously presents among the highest risks for corruption. Brazil took its rare good fortune of hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics as an opportunity to evaluate its procurement regime. In so doing, it adopted important reforms; hosting the Olympics thus became a catalyst for positive governance change.

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Monday
Jul182016

Andy Spalding: The four pillars of Brazil’s Olympic governance legacy

The Brazil narrative of crisis and collapse has reached a fevered pitch: Zika, pollution in the bay, economic recession, and what may be the world’s largest corruption investigation. But this now-fashionable refrain misses a deeper and more compelling story.

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Wednesday
May252016

Andy Spalding: Is Brazil’s anti-corruption moment in jeopardy?

Brazil’s anti-corruption effort remains largely in tact, though at least two recent events begin to raise suspicions.

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