Professor Jules Boykoff Shares Insight on 2014 Winter Olympics

Dr. Boykoff, chair of Pacific University's Politics & Government Department, has recently discussed the politics of the Sochi games with journalists representing the BBC, Al Jazeera America, FAIR and others.



Pacific University (Ore.) associate professor Jules Boykoff, an expert on the politics of the Olympics, has provided extensive commentary and analysis on the 2014 winter games in Sochi, Russia.

He is the author of:

"The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi are rippling with controversy, from the anti-LGBT law that clashes with the Olympic Charter to the fact that the Olympics are being held in a region that's a geopolitical tinderbox," he said.

"At the Sochi Games, the Olympic athletes promise to bring us astonishing feats of skill, strength, and poise. But away from the slopes, rinks, and half pipes, cut-throat politics and ruthless economics reign supreme."

Feb. 22, 2014 (Straight Talk - KGW NewsChannel 8) - The policies and politics of the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Feb. 17, 2014 (Canadian Dimension) - Celebration capitalism, protest and the Sochi Olympics

Feb. 16, 2014 (The Oregonian) - Portland's fortunate failure to land the 1968 Olympics: Guest opinion

Feb. 7, 2014 (Counterspin [FAIR]) - Jules Boykoff on Olympics

Feb. 7, 2014 (New Books in Sports) - Jules Boykoff interview

Feb. 5, 2014 (Democracy Now) - "Celebration Capitalism & the Olympics": Global Protests Mark Approach of Sochi Games

Feb. 4, 2014 (Consider This [Al Jazeera America]) - Will there be athlete activism at the Sochi Winter Olympics?

Feb. 1, 2014 (Business Daily [BBC World]) - In the Balance: The Olympic Brand

Feb. 1, 2014 (Forest Grove Leader/The Oregonian) - Jules Boykoff, Olympic expert and Pacific University professor, calls for athlete activism in Sochi

Jan. 30, 2014 (Agence France Press) - Olympians come out against Russia anti-gay laws

Jan. 23, 2014 (San Francisco Chronicle) - Sochi Games are apt venue for athlete activism

Jan. 10, 2014 - The Olympics: Celebration Capitalism

Boykoff also recently took part in a panel discussion in New York on the politics of the Olympics and issues surrounding Sochi.

He spent 2012 in Europe researching social issues surrounding the Olympic Games and wrote many columns on the issue.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Boykoff represented the US Olympic Soccer Team in international competition. He also played college soccer at the University of Portland and professionally for the Portland Pride.

He is a frequent contributor to The Nation and The Guardian (U.K.) among others. His writing on the Olympics has appeared recently in places like the The Guardian, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, and Dissent Magazine.

Dr. Boykoff is also frequently cited for his research on the suppression of political dissent.

Former vice president Al Gore referenced Dr. Boykoff for his analysis of how the mainstream news media has reported on global climate change.

Additional links: julesboykoff.org

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He is the author of the Suppression of Dissent


Posted by Joe Lang (jlang@pacificu.edu) on Feb 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

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