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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

Scottish football and colonial Zimbabwe: sport, the Scottish diaspora, and ‘white Africa’

  MATTHEW L. McDOWELL University of Edinburgh Abstract In 1969 and 1970 respectively, Clyde and Kilmarnock Football Clubs embarked on highly controversial tours of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), then in conflict with the UK over its failure to enact a timetable for majority, non-white rule, and its 1965 unilateral declaration of independence to protect such a … Continue reading Scottish football and colonial Zimbabwe: sport, the Scottish diaspora, and ‘white Africa’

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