In recent years, the global sports audience has witnessed many corruption scandals. Such scandals can significantly impact the reputation of the brands sponsoring athletes and the competitions organized by sports institutions.
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The former governor of Rio State, Sergio Cabral, was arrested in November on corruption charges. He was accused of taking bribes from construction companies. One of the contracts under investigation involved the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
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.
Brazil has been rocked by a series of scandals stemming from corruption in procurement, from Petrobras to the World Cup.
The International Bar Association (IBA) is holding a panel discussion entitled: “FIFA & the World Cup: Is the Era of Impunity for Corruption and Widespread Human Rights Violations Coming to an End?”
German engineering firm Bilfinger said Sunday an internal investigation has found that employees of a subsidiary paid bribes to public officials in Brazil for contracts related to the 2014 World Cup.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.'”
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.