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Sportswashing and Saudi Arabia: In conversation with Dr. Jules Boykoff

Listen to the podcast episode below to learn how Saudi Arabia and its present-day sportswashing is a mirror image of and intertwined with Nazi Germany and the Berlin 1936 Summer Olympic Games.

Insights from Dr. Jules Boykoff, Politics and Government Department Chair, Pacific University, Oregon.

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The opening ceremony of the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany

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Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) fist bumps US President Joe Biden, July 15 2022

Soundtracks used in this podcast:

1) Gymnopedie No. 1, Erik Satie, Free Copyright Music Content for Content Creators YouTube video

2) Moonlight Sonata, Ludwig van Beethoven, Free Licensed Music YouTube video

3) The Four Seasons – Winter Concerto, Antonio Vivaldi, Copyright Free Lud and Schlatts Musical Emporium YouTube video


  • Chaitanya Kohli

    Sports journalist with a keen interest in covering stories about European club football and the history of the beautiful game. Passionate Barcelona and Messi supporter. Perennially interested in bringing out inspiring stories about Indian football on the global stage.