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    • ALBA Games

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    • Boycotts of events

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    • Commonwealth Games

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    • Communist sports organizations

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    • Friendship Games

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    • Goodwill Games

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    • Gun politics

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    • Independent athletes

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    • International Workers' Olympiads


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    • Munich massacre

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    • Sport and nationality

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    • Sokol

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    • Southeast Asian Games

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    • Sport and apartheid in South Africa

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    • Politics and sports

    • Politics and sports or sports diplomacy describes the use of sport as a means to influence diplomatic, social, and political relations. Sports diplomacy may transcend cultural differences and bring people together. The use of sports and politics has had both positive and negative implications over history. Sports comp ... Read »


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    • 99 call

    • In rugby union, the "99" call was a policy of simultaneous retaliation by the Lions during their 1974 tour to South Africa. The tour was marred by on-pitch violence, which the match officials did little to control and the relative absence of cameras compared to the modern game made citing and punishment after the fact ... Read »


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    • 1939 International University Games (Vienna)

    • An International University Games (German: Studenten-Weltspiele) was held in Vienna, Austria on 20–27 August 1939, which had originally been scheduled as the official 1939 staging of the Summer International University Games awarded to Vienna by the Confederation Internationale des Etudiants (CIE) in January 1938, ... Read »


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    • 1968 Olympics Black Power salute

    • The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute was a political demonstration conducted by African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. After having won gold and bronze medals, respectively, in the 200-meter running event, the ... Read »


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    • 1971 World Table Tennis Championships

    • The 1971 World Table Tennis Championships (31st) were held in Nagoya from March 28 to April 7, 1971. ... Read »


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    • 1972 Olympics Black Power salute

    • The 1972 Olympics Black Power Salute was a political protest by two US Olympic runners Vincent Matthews and Wayne Collett. This event is sometimes referred to as "The Forgotten Protest." This event came four years after the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute. Matthews was a 1968 Olympian who had retired. He was frus ... Read »


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    • 1976 Philadelphia Flyers–Red Army game


    • 1999 Baltimore Orioles – Cuban national baseball team exhibition series


    • 2016 U.S. national anthem protests

    • During 2016, several professional athletes protested during the United States (U.S.) national anthem. The protests began in the National Football League (NFL) after San Francisco 49ers quarterback (QB) Colin Kaepernick sat during the anthem, as opposed to the tradition of standing, before his team's third preseason gam ... Read »


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    • Against Chess Olympiad

    • The Against Chess Olympiad was arranged as an alternative to the official 22nd Chess Olympiad, held in Haifa, Israel, almost simultaneously. This unofficial Olympiad took place in Tripoli, Libya from October 24 to November 15, 1976. When FIDE decided to award the hosting of the 1976 Olympiad to Israel, it caused a ... Read »


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    • Arirang Festival

    • Arirang Festival

      The Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang (Chosŏn'gÅ­l: 아리랑 축제, Hancha: 아리랑 祝祭), also known as the Arirang Mass Games, or the Arirang Festival is a mass gymnastics and artistic festival held in the Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea ... Read »


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    • BÃ¥stad riots


    • Boston Marathon bombing

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      6 total: 280 total: On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs detonated 12 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart at 2:49 p.m., near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring several hundred others, including 16 who lost limbs. On April 18 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FB ... Read »


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    • Boycotts of Israel in sports

    • Boycotts of Israel in sports refer to various diqualifications and denial of Israeli athletes. Due to the Arab–Israeli conflict, Israeli athletes and teams have been barred from some competitions. In many worldwide competitions, where Israel does take part, such as the Olympics, some Arab and Muslim competitors av ... Read »


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    • British Ladies' Football Club


    • CARIFTA Games

    • The CARIFTA Games is an annual athletics competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA). The games was first held in 1972 and consists of track and field events including sprint races, hurdles, middle distance track events, jumping and throwing events, and relays. The Games has two age categories ... Read »


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    • Commonwealth Games

    • Commonwealth Games Federation

      The Commonwealth Games (known as the British Empire Games from 1930–1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954–1966, and British Commonwealth Games from 1970–1974) is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930, ... Read »


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    • Countryside Alliance

    • The Countryside Alliance
      Abbreviation CA Formation 1997 Legal status Non-profit organisation Purpose Protecting rural interests Location
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    • Countryside Alliance

      The Countryside Alliance (CA) is a British organisation promoting issues relating to the countryside such as farming, rural services, small businesses and country sports, aiming to "Give Rural Britain a voice". With over 100,000 members, the group was named the 'most inspiring political personality' of the last ten yea ... Read »


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    • Cricket diplomacy

    • Cricket diplomacy consists of using the game of cricket as a political tool to enhance or worsen the diplomatic relations between two cricket playing nations. Cricket is the second-most widely played game in the world after football, and is thus used as a political tool to bridge the gap in the diplomatic vacuum. ... Read »


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    • Czechoslovak Hockey Riots

    • The Czechoslovak Hockey Riots were a short lived series of protests, mildly violent on occasion (several people were injured), that took place in response to the 1969 World Ice Hockey Championships. After the Soviet invasion into Czechoslovakia the political ideals of the Prague Spring were slowly but steadily replace ... Read »


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    • D'Oliveira affair


    • Daciad

    • The Daciad (Romanian: Daciada) was a multi-sport competition held every two years in the Socialist Republic of Romania meant to encourage mass participation in amateur sports. Only six editions were held, the first being held in 1977-1978, when 6 million people participated (of which 2000 were selected to participate i ... Read »


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    • 2015 Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop

    • The 2015 Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop (in German Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt) was scheduled to be the 54th edition of the Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop semi-classic cycling race; it would have taken place on 1 May 2015. The race was cancelled the day before it was scheduled to take place because of a susp ... Read »


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    • Football War


    • GANEFO

    • Games of The New Emerging Forces

      The Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO) were the games set up by Indonesia as a counter to the Olympic Games. Established for the athletes of the so-called "emerging nations" (mainly newly independent socialist states), GANEFO was the name given both to the games held in Jakarta in 1963 and the 36-member sporting ... Read »


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    • Gleneagles Agreement

    • In the Gleneagles Agreement, in 1977, Commonwealth Presidents and Prime Ministers agreed, as part of their support for the international campaign against apartheid, to discourage contact and competition between their sportsmen and sporting organisations, teams or individuals from South Africa. The agreement was unanimo ... Read »


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    • Halt All Racist Tours

    • Halt All Racist Tours was a protest group set up in New Zealand in 1969 to protest against rugby union tours to and from South Africa. Up until 1970, South Africa refused to allow mixed-race sports teams to tour South Africa, and they were not happy about having to play against "natives" in New Zealand. A protest ... Read »


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    • High performance sport

    • High performance sport or élite sport is sport at the highest level of competition, with élite athletes as the competitors. In sports administration "high performance sport", where the emphasis is on winning prestigious competitions, is distinguished from "mass sport" or "recreational sport", where the emphasis i ... Read »


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    • International Labour Sports Federation

    • International Labour and Amateur Sports Confederation (French: Confédération Sportive Internationale Travailliste et Amateur), abbr. CSIT is an international labour movement and trade union sporting organisation, based in Vienna. It was founded in Brussels in 1946 as a successor of Socialist Workers' Sport Intern ... Read »


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    • July 2010 Kampala attacks

    • July 2010 Kampala attacks

      The July 2010 Kampala attacks were suicide bombings carried out against crowds watching a screening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final match at two locations in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, on 11 July 2010. The attacks left 74 dead and 70 injured. Al-Shabaab, an Islamist militia based in Somalia that has ties to ... Read »


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    • League Against Cruel Sports

    • League Against Cruel Sports

      The League Against Cruel Sports is an animal welfare charity that campaigns against sports such as bullfighting, fox hunting and hare coursing. It also campaigns to ban the manufacture, sale and use of snares, for the regulation of greyhound racing and for an end to commercial game shooting and trophy hunting. Famous s ... Read »


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    • 2009 Malmö Davis Cup riots


    • Miracle on Ice

    • Miracle on Ice

      The "Miracle on Ice" refers to a medal-round game during the men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, played between the hosting United States, and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Winter Olympi ... Read »


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    • Munich massacre

    • Munich massacre

      17 total (including perpetrators) The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, at which eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. Shortly after the c ... Read »


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    • National Athletic and Cycling Association

    • The National Athletic and Cycling Association (NACA or N.A. and C.A.), from 1990 the National Athletic and Cycling Association of Ireland (NACAI or NACA(I)) was a federation of sports clubs in the island of Ireland practising athletics or bicycle racing or both. It existed from 1922 to 2000, though for most of the peri ... Read »


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    • Nationalism and sport

    • Nationalism and sport are often intertwined, as sports provide a venue for symbolic competition between nations; sports competition often reflects national conflict, and in fact has often been a tool of diplomacy. The involvement of political goals in sport is seen by some as contrary to the fundamental ethos of sport ... Read »


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    • Okęcie Airport incident


    • Old Firm

    • Old Firm derby

      The Old Firm is the collective name for the Scottish football clubs Celtic and Rangers, who are both based in Glasgow. The origin of the term is unclear but may derive from the two clubs' initial match in which the commentators referred to the teams as "like two old, firm friends", and represents the commercial benefit ... Read »


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    • Oropolitics

    • Oropolitics comes from the Greek oros meaning mountain and politikos meaning citizen. In modern usage it denotes the use and abuse of mountaineering for political purposes. The term "oropolitics" was coined by Joydeep Sircar in the early 1980s to describe the surreptitious efforts, first by Pakistan from the 1950s, an ... Read »


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    • Peace and Sport

    • Peace and Sport

      Peace and Sport, "L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport” is a neutral and independent organization based in the Principality of Monaco and under the patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. Peace and Sport works in areas across the world where communities have become estranged from one ... Read »


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    • People's Olympiad


    • Ping-pong diplomacy

    • Ping-pong diplomacy (Chinese: 乒乓外交 PÄ«ngpāng wàijiāo) refers to the exchange of table tennis (ping-pong) players between the United States and People's Republic of China (PRC) in the early 1970s. The event marked a thaw in Sino-American relations that paved the way to a visit to Beijing b ... Read »


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    • Punch-up in Piestany

    • Punch-up in Piestany

      The Punch-up in Piestany was a bench-clearing brawl between Canada and the Soviet Union, during the final game of the 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in PieÅ¡Å¥any, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), on January 4, 1987. The incident resulted in the ejection of both nations, and while the Soviets had already ... Read »


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    • Real Madrid fan club massacres

    • Real Madrid fan club massacres

      Total: 28+ (+1 bomber) Total: 45+ On 13 May 2016, a group of militants armed with AK-47s attacked a cafe in Balad, Iraq, frequented by supporters of the Spanish football club Real Madrid. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack. At least 16 people were killed and at least ... Read »


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    • Red Sport International

    • The International Association of Red Sports and Gymnastics Associations, commonly known as Red Sport International (RSI) or Sportintern was a Comintern-supported international sports organization established in July 1921. The RSI was established in an effort to form a rival organization to already existing "bourgeois" ... Read »


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    • Regulation of sport

    • The regulation of sport is usually done by a sport governing body for each sport, resulting in a core of relatively invariant, agreed rules. People responsible for leisure activities often seek recognition and respectability as sports by joining sports federations such as the International Olympic Committee, or by form ... Read »


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    • Rule 21

    • Rule 21 of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was a rule in force from 1897 to 2001 which banned members of the British security forces from membership of the GAA and thus from playing Gaelic games. The affected organisations included the British Armed Forces and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), and prior to par ... Read »


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    • Serbia v Albania (UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying)

    • Serbia v Albania (2014)

      A UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match involving the national association football teams of Serbia and Albania took place on 14 October 2014 at Partizan Stadium, in Belgrade, Serbia. The match was abandoned after several on and off the field incidents. Serbian fans had chanted "Ubij, ubij, Å iptara" (Kill the Albanians), ... Read »


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    • Salisbury Sports Club tournament in 1970

    • Garfield Sobers, captain of the West Indies cricket team and one of the most prominent cricketers in the world, outraged many in the Caribbean in September 1970 when he took part in a friendly double-wicket tournament at Salisbury Sports Club in Rhodesia (renamed Zimbabwe in 1980), a country in southern Africa that was ... Read »


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    • Socialist Workers' Sport International


    • Sociology of sport

    • Sociology of sport, alternately referred to as sports sociology, is a sub-discipline of sociology which focuses on sports as social phenomena. It is an area of study concerned with various socio-cultural structures, patterns, and organizations or groups involved with sport. There are many perspectives through which sp ... Read »


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    • Spartakiad


    • Spartakiad (Albania)

    • The Albanian Spartakiad was an event similar to the USSR Spartakiad and to the Czechoslovakian Spartakiad. Six such events had been held in Albania during Communist rule (in 1959, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, and 1989). The Spartakiad included a mass gymnastics display, professional and amateurial sports championships. It ... Read »


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    • Spartakiad (Czechoslovakia)

    • The Spartakiads or Spartakiades in Czechoslovakia (Czech: Spartakiáda, Slovak: Spartakiáda) were mass gymnastics events, designed to celebrate the Red Army's liberation of Czechoslovakia in 1945. They were organised by the Communist government as a replacement of the similar Sokol gatherings, which were disapprov ... Read »


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    • Sport policies of the European Union

    • The European Union plays a minor and mostly indirect policy role in sport, because (a) sport is normally considered to be outside the competences conferred by the member states to the European Union and (b) sport is in general organised internally, on a European continental level (which is not the same as the level of ... Read »


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    • Stadium diplomacy

    • Stadium diplomacy is a form of cultural diplomacy practiced by the People's Republic of China through building and donating stadiums and sports facilities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. The construction of stadiums is financed depending on the project with some given as gifts; pai ... Read »


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    • Eduard Streltsov

    • Eduard Streltsov

      Eduard Anatolyevich Streltsov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Анато́льевич Стрельцо́в ; IPA: [ɪdʊˈart ɐnɐˈtolʲɪvʲitɕ strʲɪlʲˈtsof], 21 July 1937 – 22 July 1990) was a footballer from the Soviet Uni ... Read »


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    • Summit Series

    • Canada–USSR Summit Series

      The Summit Series, or Super Series (in Russian Суперсерия СССР — Канада; Superseriya SSSR — Canada), known at the time simply as the Canada–USSR Series, was an eight-game series of ice hockey between the Soviet Union and Canada, held in Septembe ... Read »


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    • Turners

    • Turners (German: Turner) are members of German-American gymnastic clubs. A German gymnastic movement was started by Turnvater ("father of gymnastics") Friedrich Ludwig Jahn in the early 19th century when Germany was occupied by Napoleon. The Turnvereine ("gymnastic unions") were not only athletic, but also political, ... Read »


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    • U.S. national anthem protests

    • U.S. national anthem protests have a long history. Protests have had many causes, including civil rights, anti-conscription and anti-war, anti-nationalism, and religious reservations. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was adopted as the official national anthem by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the nation ... Read »


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    • USA–USSR Track and Field Dual Meet Series


    • Women's Islamic Games


    • World Chess Championship 1972

    • The World Chess Championship 1972 was a match for the World Chess Championship between challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union. The match took place in the Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík, Iceland, and has been dubbed the Match of the Century. Fisch ... Read »


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    • 1998 World Cup terror plot

    • From March to May 1998, a terror plot against the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France was uncovered by European law enforcement. More than 100 people were arrested in seven countries as a result of the plot. Organised by the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA) and backed by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the plot is thought ... Read »


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    • World Sports Values Summit for Peace

    • World Sports Values Summit for Peace is an international conference which is aimed at pursuing the value of the sports and discussing and disseminating how supports can be socially contribute to peace and respect for human rights. The first World Sports Values Summit for Peace was held in London under the theme of ... Read »


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