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Online Discussion - The Rise of NoOlympics and the Decline of the Olympic Machine

As part of #RadicalMay, Jules Boykoff, Shireen Ahmed, and Dave Zirin discuss the rise of anti-Olympics organizing and protests, the decline of the Olympic machine, and the future of organised sports in the era of Covid-19, following the publication of Jules Boykoff's book NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond, which is available in stock and available to order online from Fernwood Publishing

“In NOlympians, Jules Boykoff helps us comprehend the magnitude of the work of activists and advocates in protecting and preventing harm to different communities. His work forces us to re-examine the promises made by mega-events, and clearly see the benefits pocketed by organizers and their cronies. If you read one book on the subject of the societal, economic and environment degradation by mega-events, be it this. Boykoff’s work is essential to anyone wanting to understand this issue.” — Shireen Ahmed, sports journalist and activist


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