As a follow up to my recent blog on the Olympics (https://www.anauthorslife.blog/blog/tokyo-blues )…
Dr. Jules Boykoff is Chair of Pacific University’s Department of Politics and Government in Oregon. He recently debated Dick Pound, Canadian spokesperson for ethics in sport, about whether the Japan Olympics should have been run or not. Pound was all in favour, while Boykoff said a resounding “No”.
Dr. Boykoff and I shared correspondence recently since we have the same opinions about the need to re-jig the IOC and the Games themselves.
I thought you’d be interested in his column in The Nation which he wrote as the world led up to a decision on whether the 2020 Games should occur or not: