The political history of the Olympics and the human rights thicket / Jules Boykoff

Boykoff, Jules

This critical article by Jules Boykoff is comprised of three parts. First, he discusses some of the history of the Olympics to explain how the Games today are both an echo and a product of the Olympic past. Second, he maps out the wider trends when it comes to hosting the Olympics in the 21st century and how they pave a path for human-rights trouble. Last, he discusses outbursts of political activism and human-rights advocacy that have emerged to illuminate the pitfalls of the Games.

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