The Olympics as a Political Platform

The Olympics as a Political Platform

Jul 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Political statements and the Olympics have gone hand-in-hand since 1904. The Olympics is a global platform and people have seized that moment. The lead up to the 2021 Tokyo Games is unlike any other in history and will be a political statement as well.

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics was wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic and was the first Olympics canceled since the 1940 and 1944 Games because of World War II. Despite these hurdles, the International Olympic Committee went to extraordinary measures to make sure “The Games Must Go On.” Presented by Journalist and Sports Commentator Evan Weiner.

Virtual presentation. Register at the Reference desk to join us in Meeting Room B or click here to pre-register to view from home.

This program is free and open to the public and was made possible with help from the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation.