In Activism and the Olympics, Boykoff provides a critical overview of the Olympic industry and its political opponents in the modern era.
The International Olympic Committee "is elitist, domineering and crassly commercial at its core."
Boykoff has written numerous essays on politics for the Guardian.
Speaking with Democracy Now! on the politics of the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Celebration capitalism is marked by dubious public-private partnerships, a state of exception, unfettered commercialism, the suppression of dissent, questionable sustainability claims, and the complicity of the mainstream media.