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Running head: LOBBYING VS. BRIBERY 1 Lobbying vs. Bribery Wendy Kimble American InterContinental University Online
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Running head: LOBBYING VS. BRIBERY 2 Abstract This paper has the purpose of exploring the differences between bribery and lobbying with a focus on the scandal in the late 90s and early 2000s relating to the Salt Lake Organizing Committee’s lobbying for Salt Lake City to become the 2002 Winter Olympics’ site.
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Running head: LOBBYING VS. BRIBERY 3 Lobbying vs. Bribery In our current society, there is a fine and sometimes blurred line between lobbying and the decent into bribery. This is a subject that can be well-explored in the case of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee’s (SLOC) efforts to get the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to choose Salt Lake City as the location of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. In lobbying the IOC, the SLOC offered gifts such as free medical care, scholarships, and other expensive gifts to influence the IOC to pick Salt Lake City as the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics (The big business of the Olympics and bribery, 1999). The IOC had rules at the time
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