Britney Griner is a two-time Olympian. For observers, his arrest last February, just before the war in Ukraine, was no accident. As explained by Pascal Boniface, author of the book “Geopolitics of Sports”, published by the edition “Echo”. The Russians detained Brittney Griner and Private Paul Whelan on charges of espionage. The Americans have Viktor Bout, an arms dealer, in prison. An exchange with another Russian prisoner will be negotiated. Exchanges that could be thought of in a different era, and yet just four months ago it was against the extradition of a Russian pilot that American soldier Trevor Reed returned to the country.