Class Is In Session with Doug Glanville

Doug Glanville discusses ‘Sportswashing’ on newest episode of ‘Class is in Session’

1 year agoStaff Report

On this month’s episode of Class is in Session presented by UI Health, Doug Glanville discusses the concept of “Sportswashing,” the idea that nations can use sporting events as a way of reshaping public opinion through cooperative and competitive sport, helping to legitimize a country and advance political and economic goals.

Class is in Session premieres tonight, November 28, at 7 PM CT.

Joining Glanville on this episode are two highly-knowledgeable experts in the field, including:

  • TJ Quinn – Investigative journalist at ESPN
  • Dr. Jules Boykoff – Former pro soccer player; professor of politics and government at Pacific University. 

Glanville, Quinn and Boykoff discuss the history of sportswashing and this year’s World Cup in Qatar. 

Earlier this month, Class is in Session was nominated for the second-straight year for a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award for outstanding achievement for a sports interview/discussion. Last year, Class is in Session earned the award in the same category. 

Tune in to the latest edition of Class is in Session presented by UI Health, premiering tonight, November 28, at 7 PM CT.

ABOUT CLASS IS IN SESSION: Hosted, written and co-produced by former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville, Class is in Session explores the intersection between sports and society, looking at the human side of sport, with a discussion led by Doug Glanville and featuring distinguished panels of expert guests. In 2021, Class is in Session earned a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement for a Sports Interview/Discussion. Previous episode topics include barriers for minority coaches in sports, the collegiate amateurism model, the relationship between patriotism and sports, the importance of mental health awareness and more.

Past episodes of Class is in Session are available on demand using the Marquee Sports Network app and website.

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