What Is the Point of the Olympics?

Written by Ian Buruma 10 June 2021

“Tokyo in 2021 surely doesn’t need the Olympic Games. And yet, even during a pandemic, the Olympic army marches on, upholding its only ideal: making enormous amounts of money for itself, for sponsors, for property developers, and sometimes for corrupt politicians” (Buruma 2021).

Publisher: Project Syndicate

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Categories: Economy, Multilateralism