Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Sport and Nationalism

I hate the way that sport has been captured by nationalism.
I dislike the success or sports men and women being used to buttress the pretensions of the nation state.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here in the US, we accused the Soviet Bloc of professionalism because they inducted their athletes into the military and let them train full-time. But as soon as we could put our top professional athletes in the Olympics, we did it. The Olympics have long since outlived their usefulness. They're just one more over-produced orgy of egotism with no purpose other than making money.