Mega-Sporting Events and Corruption

Mega-Sporting Events and Corruption

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 81 , Segment 1

Episode: Megasports, Detecting Cyanide, National Parks, Snow Cones

  • Jun 11, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 24:23 mins

Matthew Burbank teaches political science at the University of Utah and has written extensively on the politics, economics and ethics of mega-sporting events.  International sports are Top of Mind today. The US Soccer Team is preparing for a second match tomorrow night in the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. Meanwhile, the international soccer governing body FIFA has announced it will postpone the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup in light of the ongoing investigations of other World Cup site selections and millions of dollars in alleged bribes.

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