In the month following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we saw several organizations hesitate on punishing the country before slowly isolating it from the world. The IOC and the EBU have similar apolitical goals in history, though foiled due to soft power ambitions and war. Can these be compromised in the future?
The central mission of the Eurovision Song Contest is to share music across boundaries that divide people. When things get awkward, sometimes a question arises: Is Eurovision political?