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The Politics of the Olympics

Jules BoykoffOfficials in Brazil have started kicking out Olympic ticket-holders for having signs of clothing protesting the actions of acting President Michel Temer — we’re going to do a quick primer on politics in Brazil, then explore this history of protest at the Olympic games.

Guests: 

  • Maria Luisa Mendonca, professor in the International Relations Department at the University of Rio de Janeiro, and the director of Brazil’s Network for Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Jules Boykoff, political scientist and former Olympic athlete who’s authored  three books about the Olympics. The latest is Power Games: A political history of the olympics.

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