Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Dantam Le


Sports majorly impact the world, and millions of fans from all over the globe rally together with pride to watch their countries compete on the world’s stage in international sporting events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup. Studies suggest that mega sporting events help host cities gain an influx of resources from the central government relative to non-host cities in the same country, and that this may be particularly important in periods of economic recession and resource scarcity. Sports play a central role in quality education for all, and sports have been found to advance public health, and international sporting events like the Olympics and the World Cup have great potential to advance human rights. These mega-sporting events act as a global crossroads for people who want to live their lives in freedom.