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date: 17 September 2019

Olympic Resistance 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Helen Jefferson LenskyjHelen Jefferson LENSKYJ

Resistance to the Olympic Games has been in evidence throughout the twentieth century and continues into the twenty-first. Alternative sporting and cultural festivals organized by members of excluded groups represent the earliest ongoing form of Olympic resistance. Hosting the Olympics has negative economic, social, political, and environmental impacts that Olympic and Olympic watchdog groups around the world have identified. These groups have effectively protested the costs borne by citizens of host cities and countries. ...

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