Olympika: International Journal of Olympic Studies invites graduate students to write a journal article review for our next issue (Volume 27, 2018). If interested, please contact the Journal Article Review Editor, Andrew B. Pettit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does it compare to the popular history "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown?
Russia's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was a key part of the nation's growing domestic and international political presence under the leadership of Vladimir Putin. Alongside military, political, and covert actions, the Sochi games served as a public-facing form of ‘soft power’ for Russia. Putin and the Russian state used the games as a cultural platform to assert to the world and his own people the might of a new Russia, Putin's Russia.