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What kind of role does politics play in sport?

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News from Jun 11, 2018

Sports are becoming more and more political. Or is it the other way around? Especially the upcoming FIFA event in Russia raises the question of legitimization and the degree of political involvement in such sport events like the World Cup. Does the Football World Cup or events like the Superbowl in America are a playground for political actors or can one talk about an instrumentalization of sport events for political purposes?


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