The 2020 Olympics and Paralympic games were postponed for the first time in history due to the coronavirus. But, Japan is committed to the games in the summer of 2021. It is a powerful reminder of the importance countries attach to hosting and participating in international sporting events.
The Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research and the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, held a conversation on value, importance and impact of the Olympics and international sports on foreign policy.
Leading foreign policy experts from the Korbel School and from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan provided analyses on what the games mean for countries, athletes and the world. The program was moderated by Floyd Ciruli, director of the Crossley Center.