The politics of global sports: Olympic viewership, Russian doping and trouble with China

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Anna Hoffman soars through the air during the women's ski jumping competition
Anna Hoffman soars through the air during the women’s ski jumping competition for placement on the 2022 U.S. Olympic team at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

From the latest Russian doping scandal to the ongoing pandemic and the constant tensions with China, there’s no shortage of peripheral political drama at the 2022 Winter Olympics. We dig into the Beijing games with a professor of global sports.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Lee Igel Guest

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