Political disputes have long loomed over the Olympic Games. The U.S. boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. In 1936, Adolf Hitler tried to use the games in Berlin to showcase what he believed was racial superiority.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson takes a look back with historians Brian Balogh (@historyfellow) and Nathan Connolly (@ndbconnolly), co-hosts of the podcast BackStory, which is produced at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
This segment aired on February 15, 2018.