Rio, Ryan Lochte, and Resistance
August 30, 2016
Professor Jules Boykoff places Rio 2016 in historical context from the Olympics’ elitist beginnings to their continued strain on host cities. As rising costs burden the public without delivering lasting benefits, fewer cities are “game for the Games.”
For more on this topic
- Read his two-page brief, Why the Olympic Games Generate Dissent and Attract Activists, or one of his most recent media contributions, “What Makes Brazilians Sick.”
- Learn more about the “10 activists on Twitter” mentioned in the episode from the Boston Globe.