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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Nicholas Sarantakes (U.S. Naval War College, Dropping the Torch)

On a special Olympics edition of Foreign Entanglements, Rob speaks with Nick about the 1980 US Olympic boycott, and how Reagan cleverly used the boycott against Carter. Rob explains why the Cold War-era Olympics were so much better than they are now. Rob and Nick next talk “Medalball,” where national teams try to game the medal system. Is China soon to be the dominant Olympic power? Given the impetus toward national glory, Rob wonders why some nations limit women’s participation. They chastely examine the free-for-all sex orgy known as the Olympic Village. Finally, Nick and Rob advocate for some recognition of the Israeli athletes slain during the 1972 Olympics.

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Recorded:Jul 23    Posted:Jul 25, 2012
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Foreign Entanglements | Jul 25, 2012 | Robert Farley & Nicholas Sarantakes

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