Loughborough Alumni


7 Oct 2019

Alumnus releases new book to explore effects of capitalism in sport

Alumnus Dr Billy Graeff has recently published a book entitled Capitalism, Sport Mega Events and the Global South.

The book discusses the social, political and economic consequences of staging sport mega events, and explores the impact of these on host countries in the Global South - supported by original research in the area.

Billy is a Lecturer at the Federal University of Rio Grande in Brazil, where he teaches courses on the sociology of sports and Olympic studies.

He is also a scholar-activist, who aims to connect his academic work to global struggles for human development and social justice.

Billy graduated from Loughborough in 2019 with a Ph.D. in Sport, Exercise and Health Science. 

Find out more about the book.

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