International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research

ISSN: 2455-4588

Vol. 1, Issue 9 (2016)

Effects of politics on sports

Author(s): Aafid Gulam
Abstract: The aim of this article is to show how sport can matter in political relations. Sport can be a subject or a tool of political relations. Politics and sports or sports diplomacy describes the use of sport as a means to influence diplomatic, social, and political relations. It can be used by states or geopolitical blocks to display their alleged superiority or any other desired characteristic. Governments may desire athletic victories, which are meant to imply, for example, the power of the state and its political and economic system. Participation in sport can also be used for political reasons on an international scale; a number of political objectives can be achieved by states by participating (or not) in sports events. Not only is sport affected by a country’s policies, but on certain occasions sports events can influence states.
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