Sexual Diversity and the Sochi 2014 Olympics: No More Rainbows

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This book examines Russia's 2013 anti-gay laws and their implications for the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Lenskyj argues that Putin's Russia and the International Olympic Committee wield power in similar ways, as evident in undemocratic governance, fraudulent voting processes, hypocrisy and absence of accountability.
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About the author

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was Professor of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada from 1986 until her retirement in 2007. She has been involved in a wide range of community activist groups since the 1970s. Her most recent publications include The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies (co-edited with S. Wagg) and Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry.

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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Feb 7, 2014
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Pages
124
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ISBN
9781137399762
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Industries / Service
Political Science / General
Political Science / Public Policy / General
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy
Political Science / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union
Social Science / Gender Studies
Social Science / Sociology / General
Sports & Recreation / General
Sports & Recreation / Sociology of Sports
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