The political economy of the Olympics - Misconceptions about sustainability

In the midst of the global coronavirus crisis, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government finally decided last month to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics until next year. The general public across the world may have different views on the Olympics - positive and negative, or simply indifference. But with regard to the Tokyo Games, there is a fair reason for not just postponing them but reconsidering their relevance and preferably cancelling them altogether. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the long-standing controversies surrounding the Tokyo Olympics, and it is indeed sustainability that is at stake.
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Subjects: Olympic Summer Games 2020 IOC Japan organisation organizing politics sport politics environment
Notations: organisations and events management and organisation of sport social sciences sport history and sport politics
Tagging: Coronavirus Nachhaltigkeit
Published in: The business of society
Published: 2020
Issue: 15.4.2020
Document types: electronical publication
Language: English
Level: intermediate