Transylvania history professor publishes Op-Ed on Olympic Games

Greg Bocketti recently published an Op-Ed about the Olympic Games.
Greg Bocketti recently published an Op-Ed about the Olympic Games. | File photo
Gregg Bocketti, a history professor at Transylvania University, recently had an Op-Ed published in the Huffington Post and the Lexington Herald-Leader that's intended to provoke thought regarding the Olympic Games.

The Op-Ed is titled “To Understand Olympics Protests, Look at the Past.”

Bocketti, who also took part in a radio interview on WEKU’s “On Point” as part of its “Local Expert Weighs in on Rio Attendance” program, conducted the majority of his research at the current Olympic Games in Rio to learn how the city has been shaped by sports.

Bocketti is a renowned expert on the history of soccer in Brazil and Latin American. He authored the recent book, “The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil.”

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