Jules Boykoff is an associate professor of political science at Pacific University in Oregon and the author of Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London, Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games, and Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States. He is a former professional soccer player who represented the US Olympic Team in international competition.
Sepp Blatter's unreconstructed sexism is a slap in the face to everyone who supports women's soccer.
San Francisco already suffers from all of the problems that the Olympics would exacerbate.
It was revealed this week that the company Academi—the rebranded private militia once known as Blackwater—has been providing security training for the 2014 World Cup.
Russia’s annexation of Ukraine comes amidst the Paralympics, a time when countries are supposed to abide by principles of peace.