For the week of Feb. 7, 2021:
theBreaker.news Podcast host Bob Mackin welcomes guest Jules Boykoff, a political science professor in Portland, Ore. and author of books examining the politics of the Olympics and mega-events.
The Olympics industry is at a crucial point in 2021, as the year-delayed Tokyo Olympics battles pandemic headwinds and next winter’s Beijing Olympics face increasing calls for a boycott, due to China’s human rights record.
A million Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province are incarcerated in what the U.S. has described as a “genocide.”
Hear Boykoff ponder whether the Tokyo Olympics should go ahead this summer and whether next winter’s Beijing Olympics should be boycotted.
Plus headlines from the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest.
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