MILWAUKEE _ The pandemic-delayed Summer Olympics begin this week in Tokyo. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty members can assist media covering topics related to the Games. For instance, sports psychologist Barbara Meyer, a professor of health sciences, can talk about how the one-year delay might affect the athletes and the overall Olympic experience.
But the Olympics still figure to attract lots of media attention. Michael Mirer, a visiting assistant professor of journalism, advertising and media studies, can discuss subjects like gender parity in coverage and how commercialization influences the Games.