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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Surreal Tokyo Bubble Olympics
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Surreal Tokyo games compound Olympism's dark side.
Far from promoting good will, open competition, and fair play, Olympism is all about exploiting athletes and populations where games are played with profiteering in mind.
The IOC and complicit partners marginalize the poor, other disenfranchised groups, and harm communities in host areas.
Stuck with the bill, taxpayers get nothing in return but hype and the illusion of amateur international sport at its best.
In her book, titled "Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism, Sociology Professor Emerita/community activist Helen Jefferson Lenskyj exposed Olympism's exploitive culture, disturbing corruption, and hidden costs, saying the following:
"Olympic construction and preparations (take) a heavy toll on already disadvantaged populations."