Olympics a Stage for Political Contests, Too
NPR’s Talk of the Nation had a program about politics and the Olympics. The topic was not specifically about Beijing 2008 but naturally the topic came up:
The Olympics serve not only as an arena where the best athletes in the world compete, but also as a place where international politics collide. Former Olympic athletes discuss the long history of politics at the games: from Cold War boycotts, to Black Power protests, to today’s human rights concerns in China.