Russia, Ukraine and the Politics of Sporting Exclusionism
Wimbledon's ban on Russian and Belarussian athletes in this year's championships – going against the ATP and WTA – raises fundamental questions: What purpose does the ban on athletes serve in resolving the Russia-Ukraine conflict? What is the politics behind the ban? Senior journalist Sharda Ugra joins Playthings co-hosts Siddhanth Aney and Leslie Xavier for a historical perspective on exclusionary politics in the sporting arena and the realpolitik in which these narratives are deployed.
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