Entries tagged with ‘Olympics’

Politics and the Olympics: Fire and Fascism

Read Mary Beard on the fascist origins of the Olympic torch relay and the political nature of the Olympics even in ancient times. Hardly any commentator stops to mention that this silly torch ceremony has nothing to do with the ancient Greeks, and was really invented to be a magnificent shot in Leni Riefenstahl’s movie […]

Tibetan Protest in Olympia

The ancient Greek site of the Olympics, which serves as a starting point for the Olympic torch relay is the scene of modern day political protest. read the article here watch the video here