The Olympics and the sport of protesting

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

For decades the Olympics have been tied to politics. And the Beijing Olympics, which has become an opportunity for athletes, citizens and activists to protest China’s policies on Darfur and Tibet, is considered one of the most politicized games in Olympic history. The Takeaway looks at who really has leverage when politics and sports collide.
Guest: John Hoberman, Olympic historian, University of Texas at Austin, and author of "The Olympic Crisis: Sport, Politics and the Moral Order."

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