Amy Bass

Amy Bass is professor of history at The College of New Rochelle, New York, and author of Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete.

There is much to criticize about the International Olympic Committee and the global party it throws every two years: the domination of industrialized nations, corporate greed and flagrant bouts of political fence-sitting, whether with Nazi policies in Germany in the 1930s or the recent homophobic legislation in Russia. However, the IOC has not just paid lip service to the ancient idea of an Olympic truce.
January 29, 2014