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The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

A short history of the Olympics: Rather than the Olympic movement’s self-professed ideals of ‘internationalism’ and ‘fair play’, the Games are about two at first sight contradictory forces: nationalistic flag-waving and capitalist globalisation

Sochi winter Olympics – breaking all records!

Sochi winter Olympics – breaking all records!

Corruption, LGBT rights and environmental destruction in focus as ‘Putin’s Games’ open Rob Jones, Moscow When the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 winter Olympics to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, eyebrows were raised at the cost of $12 billion. Now it has been revealed that $50 billion has […]

Britain: Big business and the London Olympics

Britain: Big business and the London Olympics

The greatest sporting, and money-making, show on earth Manny Thain, from an edited version of an article in Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party, CWI England and Wales) The 2012 Olympic Games, held in London, will start with the ‘Opening Ceremony’ on Friday 27 July, watched by an […]