About This Event
The Olympic Games and other major sporting competitions have a long history of social and political athlete activism. Amid unprecedented global challenges and vibrant political movements, this activism has increased despite the International Olympic Committee’s call for political neutrality. Athletes have not only made their voice heard during competitions themselves, but they have also run for office and actively participated in social movements. As the Tokyo Olympic Games draw nearer, a panel of experts examines how athlete activists have advanced social and political change, whether their advocacy impacts policy, and what future challenges they may encounter.