The Road to Vancouver: Issues at the XXI Olympic Winter Games


Ethics and Business Law

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Vancouver, olympics, anti-doping, women ski jumping, biological passport, bobsled, luge, Nodar Kumaritashvili


As International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge stated in his closing speech, the Games in Vancouver provided 16 unforgettable days with many strong emotions. There were incredible performances, unimaginable mistakes and failures, and tragically the death of an athlete. Major issues included a lawsuit by women ski jumpers, anti-doping efforts, the introduction of a biological passport and the crash and death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili

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Entertainment and Sports Lawyer

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Published in Entertinment & Sports Lawyer, Volume 28, Number 1, Spring 2010. © 2010 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.