Boycotting the Olympics
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Boycotting the Olympics

As the 2008 Olympic Games begin in Beijing, several authors consider the subject of Olympic boycotts.

  • The N.J. Jewish Standard remembers a basketball team that stood up for the Jews in 1936.
  • NPR also has a story from “Hitler’s Olympics,” about a San Diego reporter who discovered her Jewish grandfather won a gold medal for the United States in Berlin.
  • Saul Newman, whose grandfather helped lead the movement to boycott the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany, imagines in Ha’aretz that if his grandfather were alive today he’d be boycotting the Games in Beijing, too.