The Inevitable Intersection Of Sport And Politics

Piers sits down with Brad Mckenzie to discuss whether Russia should be banned from the Paris Olympic Games in 2024. We look at the long history of politics’ involvement in sport – from Jessie Owens at the Berlin Games of 1936 through to the World Cup in Qatar and the Australian Tennis Open. For all the anguish over mixing politics and sport, sport seems to win out anyway.

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IOC: Q&A regarding the participation of athletes with a Russian or Belarusian passport in international competitions
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