Helen J Lenskyj
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj is Professor Emerita at the University of Toronto. Her work as a researcher and activist on gender and sport issues began in the 1980s, and her critiques of the Olympic industry include Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics and Activism (2000) and Olympic Industry Resistance: Challenging Olympic Power and Propaganda (2008).
Books by Helen J Lenskyj
Interviews with Helen J Lenskyj
The Politics of the Olympic Games
by Richard Espy
Five Ring Circus: Money, Power, and Politics at the Olympic Games
by Alan Tomlinson and Garry Whannel
The Lords of the Rings: Power, Money, and Drugs in the Modern Olympics
by Vyv Simson and Andrew Jennings
Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism
by Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
Hosting the Olympic Games: the Real Costs for Cities
by John Rennie Short
The Olympics are big business—but the extent to which they benefit their host cities is increasingly called into question. They’ve also long been enmired in political controversy. Here Helen J Lenskyj, the academic and anti-Olympics activist, discusses the malign influence of big business, and the inseparability of sport and politics, as she chooses her best books on the bad side of the Olympics.