Breaking news at Iguana Books. Author Sheila Robertson appeared on CanadaAM to speak about her recently released book Shattered Hopes – Canada’s Boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games. Sheila’s interview with friend and former Olympian Bruce Kidd by Bev Thomson is a compelling retrospect of the sacrifice Canadian athletes made to pursue Olympic dreams and represent their country on the world-wide athletic stage. It could be argued that their sacrifices were in vain.
As we near the 2012 London Olympics Sheila’s words come at a time when it is crucial to remember the sacrifice and dedication it takes to be an Olympic athlete and the conflict and pain that results when sports and politics collide.
To watch Sheila’s interview click here.
Click here to go to Shattered Hopes.
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