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Law of the Olympic Games
Law 451D – Sec. 001 (4-Credit Seminar)
Spring 2010

Administrative Information

Professor Joseph Weiler Instructor: Ken Cavalier
E-mail: E-mail: Phone: 604 – 822 – 4246 Phone: 604 – 581 – 0261 Office: Curtis 221

Instructor: Arun Mohan Instructor: Brian Schecter
E-mail: arunmohan1@hotmail.comE-mail: Phone: 604 – 375 – 3901

Class Schedule: Tuesday: 2 – 5 pm
Classroom: UCLL 173 (Lower Level of the Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre)

Term paper accounts for 2/3 of the final grade.
a.Approximately a 30 - 40 page paper is expected.
b.The paper is due on Friday, April 30 by 4:30 p.m.
c.Papers must be handed in at the Fish Bowl (Reception) Desk in paper format, and e-mailed to Professor Weiler in Word format.

Class participation accounts for 1/3 of the final grade.
a.A portion of the class participation mark will be based on a discussion that will be led by a student-group and center on the topics delineated in the course schedule (next page). b.A portion of the mark will be based on a discussion outline that must be created and handed out to the class—preferably by e-mail—at least a week before your particular discussion. c.A portion of the mark will be based on participating in the other discussions.

Course Materials
Students will read from the Course Kit, which will emailed to everyone.

In addition, in preparation for the weekly discussions, the class will read the discussion outlines prepared by their fellow students, as well as materials from the suggested readings listed in these outlines. These materials will be available online and/or on course reserve.

The course will follow the schedule detailed below:

Week 1January 5Introduction and Administration
Week 2January 12Administration: Group Topic Organization

Week 3

January 19
The Olympic Movement: Setting the Stage

-History, goals, values, benchmarks

Week 4January 26
The Bid Process

-- Fairness, scandals, checks and balances
-- Lessons from previous bids

Guest: Don Rosenbloom (2010 Bid Corp)

Student Discussants:
Andy Roy:
Jon Conlin:

Week 5

February 2

Citizen Engagement and the Olympics

-Plebiscites, interest groups/watchdogs, community activation and mobilization -Housing Impacts: Positive and/or Negative?

Guests: Rob VanWynsberghe (UBC: OGI Project) and
Brenda Metropolit (VANOC)

Student Discussants:
Samuel Loeb:
Christian Nielsen:

Week 6

February 9

Eligibility to Play / Judging of Events

- Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs, Illegal Drugs,
- Gender equity: the Women Ski Jumpers Case
- Disability
- Nationality
- ADR-Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
- Comparison with professional sports and tours

Guest: Nick Hopewell (Sports Lawyer)

Student Discussants:
Alexis Marach:

Week 7February 16No Class due to Midterm Olympic Games Break

Week 8February 23No Class due to Midterm Olympic Games Break

Week 9March 2Building and Operating the Games
- Operation of the labour market, wage inflation and building costs, regulation of work stoppages employment equity strategies, use of volunteers

Guests: Brian Dolsen (2010 Bid Corp, 2010 Legacies
Now) and Roslyn Kunin (Canada West

Student Discussants:
Alia Somji:
Peter Thoegersen:
Emilie Vingtoft-Andersen:

Week 10March 9Revenue Sources: Sponsorship

- Trademarks and Sponsorship
- Exclusivity
- Sponsors as “Olympic Partners”
- Ambush marketing

Guest: tba

Student Discussants:
Chris Filipchuk:
Alexandra Tratnick:...
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