In the last half of the 20th century, the leaders of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have pushed to elevate the Olympics above the realm of international politics. The games, according to those who made the argument, constituted a space beyond the squabbles among nations. But geopolitical reality meant that those lofty ideals often went unmet. ...
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