Foul!: Tackling Politics in Sport

Foul!: Tackling Politics in Sport

by John Leonard



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785311413
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Leonard is a journalist with more than three decades’ experience. He began his career on local newspapers in Staffordshire as a reporter for the Stafford Newsletter and then the Leek Post and Times before working for BBC News. He moved to ITN, employed there as a sports producer before becoming a program editor for Five News and ITV News.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Strutting the World Stage 7

Hitler's Olympics: Berlin 1936 17

England's Football Shame: The Nazi Salute 32

The Black Power Salute 42

Cricket and Apartheid: The D'Oliveira Affair 56

Rugby: An Afrikaans Religion? 64

Nelson Mandela and the Rugby World Cup 79

The Football War 87

World Cup Final 1954: 'The Miracle of Bern' 96

Melbourne 1956: 'Blood in the Water' 107

Black September: Munich 1972 115

The Miracle On Ice 128

Cold War Boycotts 139

Zola Budd: The Barefoot Runner 156

Jackie Robinson: Breaking Baseball's Colour Barrier 164

Fight of the Century: Joe Louis v Max Schmeling 177

A Gaelic Game and the Garrison Game 184

The Strange Tale of the GAA and President Hyde 199

Defying Terrorist Threats: 'At Least We Turned Up' 212

Bodyline 223

The Brazil World Cup 2014 241

Select Bibliography 253

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