The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games are upon us. Michele and Igor go behind the scenes with HuffPost reporter Travis Waldron to discuss the economic, environmental, and political impacts of the Olympics; the $109 million stadium that will be used for four events before being torn down; the likelihood that Korea’s unified team will bring lasting resolution to geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula; and why the Olympic ban on Russia for doping is just a public relations tactic from the International Olympic Committee.
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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.