Rhodesia's ‘rebel and racist’ Olympic team: Athletic glory, national legitimacy and the clash of politics and sport

  title={Rhodesia's ‘rebel and racist’ Olympic team: Athletic glory, national legitimacy and the clash of politics and sport},
  author={Andrew Novak},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  pages={1369 - 1388}
  • Andrew Novak
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Education
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
This article traces the history of the Olympic participation of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, then the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, and then unilaterally independent settler-ruled Rhodesia after 1965, placing heavy emphasis on the racially integrated aspects of the sporting sphere. Rhodesia's status in the International Olympic Committee inevitably came under assault after 1965 owing to its white government and international sporting sanctions. The battles of the press, the… 

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