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Olympics Medals, Poker Championships, and Taxes

Winning a medal at the Olympics is not only a great personal achievement and something that is admired and celebrated by entire nations, but also an achievement that comes with a financial bonus.  Peter Bowal summarized these winnings: For Canadian medalists: $20,000 (gold), $15,000 (silver) and $10,000 (bronze). American medalists receive $5000 more for each […]


Gender Identity and Sport

This article is being written on the day of the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games. Leading the procession of athletes, coaches and officials from South Africa will be a young female middle distance runner named Caster Semenya. This is her Olympic debut and the controversy will be loud and fierce. You see, most […]


Rachel Corbett
Rachel Corbett is the co-founder of the Sport Law & Strategy Group (formerly the Centre for Sport and Law) and is also a Lecturer in Sport Management at Brock University in Niagara. She is a part-time Doping Control Officer under Canada’s anti-doping program and is a member of the Governance Committee of U Sport (formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport).

Teachers Talk LawNow – The Olympics, Doping, and the Rights of Atheletes

LawNow magazine is an incredible resource for teachers. Each issue offers engaging articles about law in language suitable for students. Teachers Talk LawNow is a series of lesson plans for teachers based on these articles.  LawNow Article from the July/August 2012 issue of LawNow magazine: Which Passport Should I Take to the Olympic Games? – Hilary […]


Ryan Day
Ryan Day
Ryan Day is an experienced teacher and was the Youth Program Coordinator at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA). Ryan has developed educational materials for non-profits that work with at risk youth as well as curriculum matched resources for Alberta teachers.

Which Passport Should I Take to the Olympic Games?

The 2012 London Olympic Games are going to see a whole new level of anti-doping activity. The centrepiece of this activity is what is known as the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). It has been in the works for some time and has already been used extensively in the sports of cycling and athletics. The Canadian […]


Hilary Findlay
Hilary Findlay is an Associate Professor with the Department of Sport Management at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario.

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