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Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Update: 2020-07-151
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Hosting the Olympics is a monumental undertaking that often leaves behind rusted stadiums and financial losses. So why do nations compete to do it? This episode examines the political history of the games, and the soft power that countries hope to gain by hosting them.

 

Featured Guests: 

Jules Boykoff (Professor of Political Science, Pacific University) 

Katharine Moon (Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College)

 

For more information on this episode, visit us at cfr.org/podcasts/hey-remember-olympics

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Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Council on Foreign Relations