Sports

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Beyond a Boundary
James, C.L.R.
Book
1963
Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony (by one of the founders of African nationalism), part passionate celebration of the game of cricket, this book raises serious questions about race, class, po...
The Biased Report that led to Banning Russians at the Olympics
Sterling, Rick
Article
2016
Canadian lawyer Richard Mclaren's report infuenced the World Anti-Doping Agency to call for the banning of all Russian athletes from the Rio Games.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Book
2000
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Football, Class and Sexuality in America: A Review of "Big Fan"
Nicolini, Kim
Article
2009
Big Fan is an incredibly tender, painful, and tragic look at the state of masculine identity, social pressures of masculinity, and how masculinity relates to homophobia and class in America via the se...
International Workers' Olympiads: Wikipedia article
Article
International Workers' Olympiads were an international sporting event arranged between 1925 and 1937 by Socialist Workers' Sport International (SASI). It was an organisation supported by social democr...
The Moronic Sport: ORVs on Public Lands
Wuerthner, George
Article
2008
I do not accept the premise that abuse of our lands is something that we must tolerate as inevitable. It is our land. It is our children's land, and their children's land. We have a responsibility to ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016: Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
Red Sport International: Wikipedia article
Article
The International Association of Red Sports and Gymnastics Associations, commonly known as Red Sport International (RSI) or Sportintern was a Comintern-supported international sports organization esta...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Socialist Workers' Sport International: Wikipedia article
Article
Socialist Workers' Sport International (German: Sozialistische Arbeitersport Internationale, SASI) was an international socialist sporting organisation, based in Lucerne. It was founded in 1920, and c...
Sport, Peace and Development: International Worker Sport 1913-2013: A festschrift book in honour of International Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation (CSIT)
Olin, Kalevi
Book
2013
Sport is seen to play an important role as a promoter for peace and social integration in different geographical, cultural and political contexts.
Sports & Resistance: Against The Current vol. 118
Asen, Peter Ian
Article
2005
The two most famous fists in American history belong to Tommie Smith and John Carlos. In 1968, Smith and Carlos finished gold and bronze, respectively, in the 200-meter dash competition in the Olympic...
The Struggle For Canadian Sport
Kidd, Bruce
Book
1996
Bruce Kidd, a former track star, documents the development and transformation of Canadian sport in the twentieth century.
World Cup Woes for South Africa: Against The Current vol. 147
Desai, Ashwin; Bond, Patrick
Article
2010
The overspending, crony capitalism and increased poverty the majority of South Africans now suffer are taking the fun out of the beautiful game, soccer. According to leading researcher Udesh Pillay of...

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Mikemarqusee.com
Writings on politics, culture, and sport.
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...

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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
FIFA - International Federation of Association Football
The F‚d‚ration Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Association Football), commonly known by its acronym, FIFA, is the international governing body of association football. The F‚d‚ration...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
International Association of Athletics Federations
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. It was founded in 1912 during a war, at its first congress in Stockholm, Sweden, by representatives from...
National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples. We create opportunities for learning, stimulate imaginations,...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

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Boycott BP's Baku games
Rowell, Andy
2015
Baku, the oil capital of Azerbaijan, is set to host the 2015 European games. However, it's not just fun and games in this city. Azerbaijan is a country famous for oppressing freedom of speech, abusing...
Canadian university launches bachelor's degree in sports media
Valji, Salim
2013
Ryerson University, one of Canada’s top journalism schools, has announced the creation of the country’s first bachelor’s degree specifically geared towards sports media.
Dynamo Kiev fans wear KKK outfits, swastikas in ‘white frenzy’ display intended for UEFA official
2017
Dynamo Kiev fans welcomed a visiting UEFA inspector to their home match versus Shakhtar Donetsk wearing outfits of the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and masks bearing swastikas.
Fifty years ago, Cassius Clay ‘shook up the world’ by winning the heavyweight title – and
Marqusee, Mike
2014
The victory of the underdog who became Muhammad Ali – and how it wasn't just sport's hierarchies that were rocked by it. On the night of February 25, 1964, the 22 year old Cassius Clay defeated the su...
He's a right royal knockout
Light, Bob
2014
At the Invictus Games Harry will be centre stage in his uniform - no, not the Nazi one - as the Warrior Prince. Yeah, right.The PR story will be about a princely "hero" who served "on the front line" ...
Letter to the World Anti Doping Agency and International Olympic Committee
Regarding the McLaren Report and the Politicization of Doping in Sports
Sterling, Rick
2017
Russian track and field athletes, plus the entire Paralympics team, were banned from the Rio Games last summer. This was based on the first McLaren report commissioned by the World Anti Doping Agency...
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bryson, Bill
1994
A history of American English.
New Website for International Association of Sports Newspapers
Sources News Release
2009
The International Association of Sports Newspapers (IASN) has launched a new website, www.press-iasn.org, to highlight its work in the promotion of the interests and freedom of the sports press.
Sports & Games Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to sports and games in the Sources directory for the media.

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