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Report to the Shackleton Scholarship Fund: The Falkland Islands in the Island Games, 1993-present

Matthew L McDowell BA PhD Introduction The Falkland Islands have regularly participated in the biennial Island Games sporting tournament since 1993. The initial scope of my funding was to examine Falkland Islands participants’ memories of the events themselves and their preparation towards them, along with their motivations for doing so. I was also interested in … Continue reading Report to the Shackleton Scholarship Fund: The Falkland Islands in the Island Games, 1993-present

The 1970 British Commonwealth Games: Scottish reactions to apartheid and sporting boycotts

FIONA SKILLEN, Glasgow Caledonian University MATTHEW L. McDOWELL, University of Edinburgh ABSTRACT The 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh is widely thought to have been a barnstorming success, and an excellent advertisement for Scotland. Recent research by the authors, however, shows that the event was nevertheless a deeply politicized one: reflective of Scotland’s status as a “stateless … Continue reading The 1970 British Commonwealth Games: Scottish reactions to apartheid and sporting boycotts

One Yankee’s opinion, from the outside looking in.

Matthew L. McDowell University of Edinburgh (This is the text of a pre-publication print of: Matthew L. McDowell, ‘One Yankee’s opinion: from the outside looking in’, International Journal of the History of Sport, pre-published online 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2017.1383391. There may be small textual differences between this version and the published version. Any reference made to this … Continue reading One Yankee’s opinion, from the outside looking in.

Review of The Sovereign Colony: Olympic Sport, National Identity, and International Politics in Puerto Rico, by Antonio Sotomayor

(This is the text of a pre-publication print of: Matthew L. McDowell, Review: The Sovereign Colony: Olympic Sport, National Identity, and International Politics in Puerto Rico, Sport in History (pre-published online, 2017). There may be small textual differences between this version and the published version. Any reference made to this paper should refer to the … Continue reading Review of The Sovereign Colony: Olympic Sport, National Identity, and International Politics in Puerto Rico, by Antonio Sotomayor

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