How the movement of the body in sport can lead to a political movement… Fists raised in protest It’s a historical event, at the Mexico Olympic games in 1968 two African-American sprinters, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raise their fists on the podium during the American anthem in protest against
A Volunteer’s View of the Rio Olympics
It is certain that Brazil remains a deeply divided country for some time to come. And while volunteering for the Olympics might be still seen as supporting a majorly corrupt organisation, it has shown me not only the wonderful way in which sports and passion can connect people, but has given me a much broader and deeper understanding of the underreported political situation in Brazil as well as the struggles in this country that I could have never understood, had I not been there for the Olympics.
Football: Two Sides of the Pitch
Disparate situations of football industry: on one side a business and commercial world with billions within, allowing luxury for those privileged, and on the other human rights violations – consequences of infrastructure progress by World Cup hosts Brazil and Qatar.