What is the future of Olympics compliance?

After a series of host-country corruption and human rights scandals, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognised it needed new policies mandating meaningful anti-corruption and human rights measures for the host countries. In 2017, the IOC therefore amended its model host-city contract to include, for the first time in history, legally enforceable anti-corruption and human rights obligations.

Because the 2022 Olympics were awarded before the new contractual provisions were released, they didn’t apply to the games that just ended. However, they do apply to all future Olympics. In a new article Andy Spalding analyses these new contractual provisions and concludes that they teach us something important about the global compliance movement.

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Thursday, 21 March 2024
Thursday, 20 March 2025