Examining the historical context of Mexico 1968/Brazil 2016

Dr. Heather Abdelnur, associate professor of history, analyzes the historical context of Mexico hosting the Summer Olympics in 1968 and Brazil hosting it in 2016. Abdelnur has an interdisciplinary background in anthropology and Latin American studies.

Be sure to visit the Olympics page for our latest Olympic-related coverage, including reports from our two correspondents, Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher, who will be on the ground in Rio from August 15 – 22. They will be providing continuing coverage of alumnus Pardon Ndhlovu’s Olympic journey, which was documented in Augusta University-produced short film, “The Extra Mile.”

Follow them on Twitter at @brennanmeagher and @ArthurTakahashi and follow#RunWithPardon and #JagsInRio on social media.

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