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date: 16 July 2019

Politics 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Jonathan M. ThomasJonathan M. THOMAS

Although many have attempted to keep sport and politics separate, the two have always been intertwined in various ways and at various levels of sport and government. Government policies help determine how sports are organized, who may compete, and which sports are played. At the international level in the twentieth century several protests at the Olympics and boycotts have brought world attention to issues such as racism and oppression. ...

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