JULES BOYKOFF

Jules Boykoff is the author of Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London and Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games. He teaches political science at Pacific University in Oregon. He represented the US Olympic Team (U-23 National Team) in international competition and played professional soccer in the US. On Twitter he’s @JulesBoykoff.

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Book Excerpt: Transformation Games
Book Excerpt: Transformation Games
"Politics have no place in the Olympics." Leaders of the Olympic movement have made this claim since the beginning of the modern games. A new history of the Olympics shows that it's never been the case.
Gilmore Junio, Olympic “Selflessness,” and the Whispers of Culture
Gilmore Junio, Olympic “Selflessness,” and the Whispers of Culture
When speed skater Gilmore Junio gave up his place in a race at the Sochi Games to a teammate who had fallen during trials, was he being a true Canadian? Or a true Filipino? Or a true competitor?
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
In order to prevent idleness in the new colony of Pennsylvania, William Penn banned “rude and riotous behavior,”  including cockfights, competitions with prizes, and card and dice games.
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