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22 Aug, 2023 09:22

The international politicization of sports


While athletes might dedicate their lives to becoming the best in their sport, some decide to use their fame to express their opinions on political and social matters. Athletes can become symbols of their communities and countries, so governments and political entities often make use of them on international issues. On this episode of 360 View, Scottie Nell Hughes speaks with Olusola Ogunnubi PhD, a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Political Science, Carleton University, about the politicization of athletes and the increasing power they have in global relations.