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Hungary’s games: Mobilizing political communities through the use of sport



Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am


MacEwan Hall - MSC280 - Executive Chambers

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The use of sports for political ends has been popular since Roman times to divert attention from political and economic shortfalls. Examining the domestic and international rationale for Hungary’s application to host the 2024 summer Olympics offers revealing insights into a range of democratic challenges faced by this post-communist state. 

Speaker: Katalin Fabian, Associate Professor of Government and Law at Lafayette College, Easton, PA

In English