12 Jun 2014

Sporting and political tensions on eve of football World Cup

From Nine To Noon, 9:32 am on 12 June 2014

Jules Boykoff is an associate professor of political science at Pacific University in Oregon, writes extensively about the politics of the Olympics, and is a former professional football player who represented the US Olympic team in international competition. He is the author of a piece for the Guardian titled, "Why you should root for the World Cup protesters". Vincent Bevins is the Brazil correspondent for the LA Times and writer of the blog From Brazil. He is based in Sao Paulo, and contributes to a number of international publications, including the Financial Times and the Guardian. topics] sport