Skip Navigation
Regional News
Rome 1960
Rome 1960

How the Olympic Games reflect (and change) the world

Listen to this story
The Olympic Games continue to grow as a sporting event, but also as a media spectacle. The Beijing Games this summer set a new standard for glitz and pageantry. Holding the games in China also highlighted the continuing link between politics and sport, drawing new attention to that country's repressive government and its growing power. Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss has written a new book about the modern Olympic movement. Maraniss focuses on the summer games held in Rome in 1960, when the world and the world of sport were changing. He spoke about the project with Brian Mann.

See this

by David Maraniss<br />(Source:  Maraniss website)

Hear this

Download audio

Share this

Visitor comments


NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.