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Musing on political support for sports

Posted by Pamala Proverbs on Feb 19, 2018 9:44:14 AM

 Inside the Games, the major source for sports news around the world top story for its Thursday Febr. 1 newsletter read, "Putin apologises to Russian athletes for failing to protect them during doping scandal".  Could I possibly be reading correctly?  Is one of the most powerful men in the world apologizing to athletes for seemingly doing wrong?  Yes, he was!  But why would he do such a thing?  The fact is "sport and politics are inextricably intertwined and often work to demonstrate social, economic, or political supremacy over another nation."

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Topics: Sports, Barbados Olympic Association