Where did the worlds largest sporting competition start and what has it become? Can sports and politics really be separated in todays global climate? And what does the futurre of the olympics really look like? These questions and our thoughts and opinions on the matter are presented and discussed in
The United States is many things, an ‘economic powerhouse,’ a military superpower, a global engine of technological development, and is considered as one of the oldest Liberal Democracies in the world. Despite all this glory the US is a state that was founded on land stolen from its indigenous population.
‘Ghetto’ isn’t a word readily associated with the South of France. However, fifteen minutes’ walk from the super yachts, Michelin-starred restaurants and jewellery stores of Marseille’s Vieux-Port is Félix-Pyat, Marseille’s ghetto and France’s poorest district. Félix-Pyat’s residents are relatively homogenous, with low levels of education and healthcare and high rates
A white out, in skiing describes the weather conditions where already low visibility drops to almost nothing. This essentially illustrates that the future is fairly hazy and the advancing terrain, unpredictable. Has PyeongChang Winter Olympics led inter-Korean relations into a white out zone? This year’s winter games have carried much
Seven years from now, the youth of the world will assemble for the games of the thirty-third Olympiad, at a venue to be decided in September of this year. But the bidding process for the 2024 games has played host to controversy from the start, as political wrangling and popular
Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Muhammad Ali and most recently Colin Kaepernick. These are just some of the athletes who have taken a political stance while at the top of their game. Let us take a look at how athletes perform political activism in the modern day and how it is
On the 26th of March, El Salvador will welcome Honduras to Estadio Cuscatlán for a football qualifier, which both sides hope eventually will lead to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The neighbouring countries have faced off against each other 60 times in the past, but three games in 1969
Growing nationalism and desire for independence have turned the Spanish region of Catalonia into a political “hot potato”. With the emerging possibility of a Catalan independence, many have questions regarding what will happen. The future of 7.5 million Catalans and one of the most famous football clubs is at stake.
Every nation has a unique flag to call its own, but when is it ok to use it? It seems fine when supporters proudly wave their nation’s flag during international sporting events, but often many will disapprove of this prolific nationalistic behaviour outside of the stadium. Is nationalism the new
#130168839 / gettyimages.com Many people were surprised when the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) announced Qatar as the host for the World Cup in football 2022. Qatar is not a big football nation; in fact it has never managed to qualify to the World Cup. During summer, which is