NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond

Jules Boykoff takes you to the intersection of the global rise of anti-Olympics activism and the declining popularity of hosting the Games. The Olympics, once buoyed by myths of luminous prosperity and upticks in tourism and jobs, but in recent years these assurances have been debunked.  Jules Boykoff – who once represented the US Olympic soccer team – zooms in on Los Angeles, where the Democratic Socialists of America have launched the NOlympics LA campaign ahead of the 2028 Summer Games.Boykoff’s research, based on more than 100 interviews with anti-Olympics activists, personal experiences at protests in Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, London, and Tokyo,academic research, mass- and alternative-media coverage, and Olympic archives, is the backbone for this story of activist fighting against the odds.

  • Author: Jules Boycoff
  • 196 pages
  • Paperback
  • Published 2020
  • Size: 9 x 6 inches