Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


In 2002, the "Salt Lake Scandal" - in which it was revealed that judges had colluded to predetermine the gold medal winners of figure skating events - tarnished the public image of the sport of international figure skating. However, aside from the involvement of an alleged Russian mobster, the scandal came as no surprise to competitive figure skaters or their followers. In this Article, Professor Levi argues that the fraudulent activity prevalent in international figure skating judging and officiating is comparable to the behavior prohibited by current federal fraud statutes, and proposes federal legislation to address the problem.