Radio Vinternational S01E04

Sunday, 24 Mar 2024, 17:00-18:00

Episode Description:
What do Leni Riefenstahl and Kylian Mbappe have in common? Both are being used to increase political and cultural leverage, as is always the case when sport and politics collide.

To many, the 1936 Nazi Olympics are the ‘mother of sports washing events’. When Hitler came to power in 1933, the Nazi regime was initially uninterested in the costly organisation of the Olympics. However, the 1936 Games would forever be remembered as the biggest and most successful Nazi propaganda operation. What was the key to Germany’s success? And why did the world let it happen?

In this episode, Vincent talks to Michel Blanco Cocho about the historic 1936 Olympics and the politics of sport today. Miguel draws parallels between various World Cups and the Olympics, and suggests possible solutions and policies to increase the viability and accountability of sports tournaments.

Show Description:
Do you know what Panda-Diplomacy is? Have you ever heard of the greatest female diplomat of the 18th century? Or do you know why it’s safe to say that Globalisation is officially over?

In each episode of Radio Vinternational, host Vincent Hoffmans dives into one fascinating and hopefully informative international topic with a passionate expert. The mission is to showcase original and interesting perspectives on actual and historic international affairs, and to have fun!