A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Goes to the Olympics with High Hopes but no Flag,” 18 July 1980

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Goes to the Olympics with High Hopes but no Flag,” 18 July 1980 »

27 Jul, 2021
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Although Spain won medals at the Montreal Olympics, experts are hesitant to predict the Spaniards' possibilities for success at Moscow. The Summer Games at Moscow, boycotted by many nations, may not live up to what we have come to expect from the Olympics but still the political entanglements combined with the hope the games will give to traditional underdogs should make the competition interesting.

The Olympic Boycott, 1980

The Olympic Boycott, 1980 »

27 Jul, 2021
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Although the Olympic ideal was to place sport above politics, in reality there were often political goals and messages promoted through the games

TOKYO OLYMPICS, A BEACON OF LIGHT OR A SUICIDE MISSION?

TOKYO OLYMPICS, A BEACON OF LIGHT OR A SUICIDE MISSION? »

20 Jul, 2021
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At the height of the pandemic, on 2 March 2020, the Tokyo Organizing Committee had confirmed that preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics were "continuing as planned". The IOC did the same. But the widespread sentiment was that Tokyo 2020 should be postponed if not entirely canceled. Today, not even a no-spectator restriction would appease those who don't want the Olympics this summer. COVID-19 has made Tokyo 2020 historic even before it could begin.