Unwanted Facilities after the Winter Olympics

Unwanted Facilities after the Winter Olympics

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 748 , Segment 3

Episode: South Africa and Israel, Local Climate Change, Winter Olympics 2018

  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 16:07 mins

Guest: Heather Dichter, PhD, Professor of Sport Management, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, England, and Editor, “Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations since 1945” When all the medals have been distributed, will these Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang have been worth it for South Korea? Will they have a warmer relationship with North Korea? A better brand internationally? A bunch of vacant sports facilities they spent a bundle on and now have to maintain? Hosting an Olympics is an extravagance fewer countries are interested in taking on these days.

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