A Different Take on the Olympics

July 23, 1996

While the rest of the media are busy reporting about the grand athletic accomplishments, the vast logistical problems and, of course, the heat and Southern hospitality of the Atlanta Olympics. Here we lend a critical eye and an analytical voice to this international spectacle, an event that’s as much about nationalism, symbolism, and image as it is about athletic competition.


Andrew Jennings, author of The New Lords of the Rings: Olympic Corruption and How to Buy Gold Medals joins us by phone from England. He just returned from Atlanta.