Even when the world isn’t gripped by a pandemic, staging the Olympic Games can create serious problems for local populations. So, why docities and countries keep seeking to host them?
Here to help us answer this question is Jules Boykoff. Jules is an associate professor of political science at Pacific University in Oregon, and a former member of the US Olympic Soccer team. He’s the author of NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Beyond.