Monthly Archives: August 1986

The Games and South Africa: what is the central issue?

TONY SEED, Nova Scotia Cricketer, 1986

THE question of sporting links with South Africa has been a source of fierce controversy and clash in the international cricketing world for over a decade.

What has been obscured in all the hue and cry over whether Canadian athletes ought to compete in the Commonwealth Games is the central issue: where you stand.

Everyone from Otto Jelinek, the Cabinet Minister, to Alex Baumann, the swimmer, the local sports boo-hahs have spared no syllable in declaring the sports and politics do not mix. Continue reading

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