On the July 20th edition of Your Call, former U.S. Olympic soccer player Jules Boykoff joins us to discuss his new book Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics.
Boykoff says the Olympics are a bonanza for the ruling class and Rio shows us this in an extreme form. The games begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5th. But the state's economic crisis has caused a breakdown in public security, health, and education. How are Brazilians responding? What would a more equitable Olympics look like? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Jules Boykoff, author Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics and Activism, and professor of politics and government at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon
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