37 Min.

Hey, Remember the Olympics? (Flashback Episode‪)‬ Why It Matters

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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 an episode transcript and show notes, visit us at cfr.org/podcasts/hey-remember-olympics

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 an episode transcript and show notes, visit us at cfr.org/podcasts/hey-remember-olympics

37 Min.

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