Where Do Sports and Politics Intersect? | Connecticut Public Radio

Where Do Sports and Politics Intersect?

Jul 26, 2016

The normally complicated topic of international relations has lately been highlighted in a different lens: sports! This hour, we look at Russia's relationship with the world in the midst of a massive doping scandal, the political backdrop of last month's Euro Cup, and the upcoming Olympics in Brazil. 

What can be learned about the world through sports?

Plus, athletes in this country are speaking up on domestic issues -- specifically, the Black Lives Matter movement.


  • Sarah Spain - Reporter, columnist, and co-host of espnW Presents: The Trifecta with Spain, Jane and Kate on ESPN Radio
  • Priscila Néri - Senior Program Manager for WITNESS
  • Jules Boykoff - Professor of political science at Pacific University and author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics
  • Laurent Dubois - Professor of history at Duke University and author of Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France

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