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#NolympicsAnywhere: 5 Lessons in Olympic Resistance from #Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The Olympics are a globetrotting behemoth that leave a trail of destruction in their wake. The problems associated with the event are not isolated cases of poor governance and mismanagement as they are often portrayed. The model itself is broken. Yet the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has shown little appetite for change, its piecemeal Agenda 2020 reforms dismissed by Olympics scholar Jules Boykoff as “baby steps where bold strides are required.”

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