Philip Sarrazin is a Master’s Student in Geography. He was born and raised outside of New Haven, Connecticut and has been studying geography for as long as he can remember. There is something about knowing how the world works and learning how multiple cultures coexist on the same planet that lead him to pursue a career in geography. In 2007, he discovered the Olympic Games while working on a primary school geography project on Finland. What particularly intrigued him about the Olympic movement was the fact that for each Olympic Games, a different city shared their culture with the world, promoting international peace through sport in a world filled with conflict.
Philip’s research concerns global trade networks and Olympic athletes and he focuses on the global production of ice hockey athletes between Canada and China in preparation of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. No research to date looks at the global production networks of ice hockey athletes and specifically the global production of knowledge and ice hockey expertise being traded between Canadian athletes and Chinese athletes.
He received his BA in Geography (History minor) from Southern Connecticut State University in 2019.
Keywords: Global production networks; Olympics; ice hockey athletes; Canada; China