Just before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach appealed to activists accusing the host country of political suppression and human rights violations to leave their political differences at the door.

“Sport can only contribute to development and peace if it’s not

Source:: The Lowdown

Politics at the Olympics: A History [Interactive Timeline] 8 March,2017Matthew Green

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