Sport and politics. An ethical approach.

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Title Sport and politics. An ethical approach.
Author(s) Jönsson, Kutte
Date 2012
English abstract
The 2012 European football Championships in Ukraine and Poland is only just another example of the connection between sport and politics. A positive effect of placing the Championships in Ukraine is that a more intense debate on the democratic deficit in Ukraine has emerged. That we should welcome. On the other hand, this can also lead to a situation where the regime in Ukraine benefit from the Championships, not least after the Championships have started and the general public becomes more interested in the games than in the political situation. Without doubt, sport can be used not only as means for political awareness but also as means for redirecting the severe political circumstances from the political scene to the football pitch, where the political objections are turned into athletic prowess among the football teams. Of course, it does not mean that the political problems have disappeared. They are still right in front of us, even when we are watching the games. And, as always when we are watching sport, we are also watching politics.
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Publisher Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University
Host/Issue Baltic Worlds;
Volume 2012-05-31
Pages e-pub
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) European football Championships
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
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