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Go for the Gold by Utilizing the Olympics
Journal of Legal Studies Education (2012)
  • Adam Epstein, Central Michigan University

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate ways to incorporate legal issues related to the Olympic Games in the business law or legal environment course. This article provides a brief history of the legislation which has established the legal authority of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), prominent cases, relevant laws and other legal issues that encompass the Olympic Games and their administration in the United States. Legal issues related to constitutional law, arbitration, jurisdiction, gender and disability discrimination, intellectual property, are also presented in a way in which the professor can use the Olympics as part of the study of American jurisprudence.

  • Olympics,
  • Olympic Movement,
  • IOC,
  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC),
  • Amateur Sports Act of 1978,
  • Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act of 1998,
  • Anita DeFrantz,
  • Butch Reynolds,
  • Matt Lindland,
  • "Olympic" trademark,
  • IAAF,
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS),
  • London Olympics,
  • Munich Massacre
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Adam Epstein. "Go for the Gold by Utilizing the Olympics" Journal of Legal Studies Education Vol. 29 Iss. 2 (2012)
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