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At Waving Flag we focus on the intersection between politics and sports and share those stories through podcasts and papers. Topics range from the power of the Olympics with regards to human rights, and how soccer has influenced equal pay in the United States.

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At Waving Flag we focus on the intersection between politics and sports and share those stories through podcasts and papers. Topics range from the power of the Olympics with regards to human rights, and how soccer has influenced equal pay in the United States.

    The World Cup and Human Rights - Part 2

    The World Cup and Human Rights - Part 2

    Part 2 of the series on the World Cup and Human Rights! 

    FIFA receives a lot of criticism for prompting and enabling human right violations in FIFA World Cup host countries. Some of that criticism is well deserved, however, FIFA is disproportionally criticized. Hosting the World Cup also has positive impacts, but NGOs and the media tend to ignore them.

    See my paper: https://wavingflag.net/articles

    Music by Soundroll; "Lost in Love"

    • 31 min
    The World Cup and Human Rights

    The World Cup and Human Rights

    FIFA receives a lot of criticism for prompting and enabling human right violations in FIFA World Cup host countries. Some of that criticism is well deserved, however, FIFA is disproportionally criticized. Hosting the World Cup also has positive impacts, but NGOs and the media tend to ignore them. 

    See my paper: https://wavingflag.net/articles

    Music by Soundroll; "Lost in Love"

    • 28 min
    The Power of Salah Against Islamophobia

    The Power of Salah Against Islamophobia

    Mohammed Salah has had great success on the field for Liverpool F.C. but perhaps his impact off the field has been as important if not more important. He has had tremendous influence on the city helping decrease Islamophobic hate crimes and tweets. Go check out the study this podcast is based off of here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-political-science-review/article/can-exposure-to-celebrities-reduce-prejudice-the-effect-of-mohamed-salah-on-islamophobic-behaviors-and-attitudes/A1DA34F9F5BCE905850AC8FBAC78BE58. 



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    Blazesports and the Paralympics

    Blazesports and the Paralympics

    In today's episode Andy McNeil walks us through the great work Blazesports does to help athletes with a physical disability compete at a high level. The insights he shares in our interview are impactful, and the work they do is even more so. Please visit Blazesports' website to see how you can help: https://blazesports.org/get-involved/ 



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    • 28 min
    The Olympics - Refugee Team

    The Olympics - Refugee Team

    The Olympics has a variety of initiatives with some more known that others. While you may have heard about the refugee team itself, there are 2 initiatives behind it that help drive the Olympics' goals. 

    Music by Soundroll; "Lost in Love"

    Good source for more information: https://olympics.com/ioc/news/the-ioc-refugee-olympic-team-a-team-powered-by-solidarity

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    Tokyo 2020 - Chinese Taipei, Mao, and Russia

    Tokyo 2020 - Chinese Taipei, Mao, and Russia

    In today's episode we cover a few stories from the Tokyo Olympics. The change in motto, the use of the phrase "Chinese Taipei", the Mao badges on the podium, Russia's TV coverage, and a heartwarming story are all covered. 

    Music by Soundroll; "Lost in Love"

    Good sources for more information: https://www.npr.org/sections/tokyo-olympics-live-updates/2021/08/02/1023610861/a-u-s-athlete-defies-olympic-podium-protest-ban-under-threat-of-sanctions; https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58029133; https://www.npr.org/2021/08/19/1029380896/toyko-olympics-poland-silver-medal-javelin-auction-infant-heart-surgery# 

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