This Comment is the first in a series of publications on Brazil's efforts and, we hope, its successes in reducing corruption in the 2016 Olympic Games. It is written as part of a course at the University of Richmond School of Law entitled "Brazil, Corruption, and the 2016 Summer Olympics"-the co-authors are eight students and their pro- fessor. While the ultimate product will be a comprehensive analysis of the role of Brazilian law in controlling corruption, this Comment has a more modest purpose. It will discuss the various trends and forces that have converged on Brazil's hosting of the Games, discuss the various allegations of corruption that are made in relation to the Olympics, and generate a series of research questions to pursue in the coming months. Accordingly, Part I describes the rising anti-corruption dialogue in Brazil specifically and in sports generally. Part II looks at corruption allegations surrounding the FIFA World Cup, both broadly and in Brazil specifically. Part III then introduces the broader history of corruption surrounding the Olympics and the recent Sochi Winter Games. The Comment concludes with a series of questions to which the international community still needs answers.
Andrew B. Spalding et. al., From the 2014 World Cup to the 2016 Olympics: Brazil's Role in the Global Anti-Corruption Movement, 21 Sw. J. Int'l Law 71 (2014).