June 21, 2023

Sportswashing's Global Rise, with Sarath Ganji

With the proposed merger of the United States' PGA Tour with Saudi Arabia's LIV Golf, and the world's wealthiest athletes according to Forbes funded via Middle East entities, questions about the role of "sportswashing" are on the rise. Sarath Ganji, founding director of the Autocracy and Global Sports Initiative, joins Doorstep co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev, to explain what sportswashing entails and why autocratic regimes are betting on the practice to lift their global brands.

Listen to the full episode from Doorstep.