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Two Queen's University experts comment on the Sochi Olympics


With the Sochi Olympics getting underway February 7, two Queen’s University experts are offering available to comment on US President Barack Obama not attending, social media’s predicted impact on the Games and the political and economic controversies that inevitably accompany the Games.

“President Obama sending Billie Jean King, as well as other LGTBQ sports icons, as US representatives shows a clear protest of Russia’s discriminatory policies in the Sochi Olympics,” says Brandon Tozzo (Political Studies). Dr. Tozzo is an expert in US politics, international relations and international economics.

Vincent Mosco is a sociology professor emeritus who specializes in the sociology of communication and information technology and also is an expert on social movements. Please note Dr. Mosco is based in Ottawa and available to go to downtown Ottawa studios for television interviews.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Rosie Hales at 613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or rosie.hales@queeunsu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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