To Run or Not to Run? The 2020 Tokyo Olympics with John Gleaves

The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games start on July 23rd. Is Japan capable of safely hosting the Olympics at this stage in the pandemic, or does this global spectacle risk becoming an international super-spreader event? What political dramas can we expect from these games? Are the Olympics changing to remain relevant to younger audiences interested in newer sports? 

John Gleaves, professor of kinesiology and co-director of the Center for Socio Cultural Sport and Olympic Research at California State University, Fullerton, talks to John Torpey, Presidential Professor of Sociology and History and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, about what we should expect from the first postponed Olympics in modern history and what that means for the international sporting community.

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Submitted on: JUL 5, 2021

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