Transferring national allegiance: cultural affinity or flag of convenience?

  title={Transferring national allegiance: cultural affinity or flag of convenience?},
  author={Michael Holmes and D. Storey},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  pages={253 - 271}
In international sport in recent years there has been a growing tendency for sportspeople to represent a country other than the one in which they were born. Most international sporting bodies allow people to represent either the country of their birth or one to which they have an attachment through ethnicity, residency or marriage. This article explores the senses of national identity and belonging felt by sportspeople competing for a country other than the one in which they were born and grew… Expand
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